Peer Pressure
by James Bay (featuring Julia Michaels)

Album: Oh My Messy Mind (2019)
Charted: 85


  • "Peer pressure" is an all too powerful force that puts pressure on you to conform to an influencing group or individual. Here, James Bay, having previously remained guarded in his life, opens himself up to Julia Michaels and lets her in.

    I don't usually give in to peer pressure
    But I'll give in to yours

    Bay explained: "In writing 'Peer Pressure' Julia and I wanted to talk about how, when the right person comes along, they can break through any armor and with love, get straight to you. It's about that person who, no matter how much of a guard you hold up, finds their way through to you."
  • The passionate anthem was helmed by Australian producer Joel Little, who was Lorde's collaborator on her debut album. His other credits include Imagine Dragons "Whatever It Takes" and Khalid's "Young, Dumb and Broke."
  • James Bay and Julia Michaels performed "Peer Pressure" together for the first time on television during the April 16, 2019 episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.


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