The first single to be released from James Bay's second album Electric Light
is a futuristic synth-based track, which is a world away from the guitar driven sound that largely characterised his debut record. The singer co-wrote and co-produced the track with his longtime friend and collaborator Jon Green (Chaos and the Calm
's "When We Were on Fire") and brought Paul Epworth (Adele's "Rolling In The Deep
" and "Skyfall
") in to add final production elements.
"It definitely takes it to a new place. I've got a new look, a new sound. I just fancied a new chapter," Bay told NME
. "There are moments on the album that sort of 'bridge' from The Chaos And The Calm
to the new album, but the best way I could put it is that I've been listening to other stuff. I got deep into Frank Ocean, LCD Soundsystem, Chance The Rapper, a load of David Bowie, Lorde."