James Bay is the real deal. He’s been compared to a number of other artists, but honestly his sound is just really spectacular. He’s both intimate and arena-worthy. He could soar the highest heights or fill the cracks of the smallest room. There’s a clear intonation in his voice that is extremely rare. He’s not just sort of “emerging artist” good. He will be a household name by year’s end. (And I hope to get in a full review of his album). But until then… ladies and gentlemen… James Bay.