Electric light [sound recording]
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Format:
Music CD, Musical Sound Recording, Sound Recording
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Publisher, Date:
New York, NY : Republic Records, [2018]
℗2018
Copyright:
℗2018
Description:
1 audio disc (49 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
digital optical
audio file
CD audio
Performer:
Performed by James Bay.
Credits:
Co-produced by James Bay, Jon Green and Paul Epworth.
Subjects:
Genre:
  
Notes:
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
Lyrics and production credits on container insert.
Recorded No. 1 Baltic Place, Livingston Studios, The Church Studios, The Workshop, Walter's Workshops London, UK Finyl Vinyl, West Hampstead, UK.
Contents:
Intro -- Wasted on each other -- Pink lemonade -- Wild love -- Us -- In my head -- Interlude -- Just for tonight -- Wanderlust -- I found you -- Sugar drunk high -- Stand up -- Fade out -- Slide.
  
Publisher Number:
B0028082-02
Other Number:
1030965487
Control Number:
3608282
  
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Notes / Track List
Don't ignore the promise of kinetic crackle that lies within the title of Electric Light, James Bay's 2018 sequel to his 2015 debut, Chaos and the Calm. Bay didn't bother with such tacky modern accouterments as electronic rhythms and pitch-shifted vocals on Chaos and the Calm, preferring a burnished, handsome classicism. All of that is thrown out the window on Electric Light, a loose concept album tracing the rise and fall of a romance, all set to modern soul grooves and bright neon hooks. The sonic shift is startling, but Bay grounds his second album with the same sturdy songcraft of Chaos and the Calm, so Electric Light is hardly all flash and style: beneath its glitter and blare, the songs are tight, melodic, and memorable, worming their way into the subconscious with ease. Still, the initial appeal of Electric Light -- and one that doesn't wane with repeated plays -- is how the album is vibrant, colorful, and alive in a way that Bay's debut simply wasn't. It sparkles with digital textures that give plenty of space for Bay to sing with a soulful abandon, a quality that wasn't necessarily evident on Chaos and the Calm either. Admirers of the deliberateness of the debut may find Electric Light a bit too slick and modern, yet that's precisely the album's appeal: Bay never seems like he's pandering; he sounds thrilled that he has a chance to make the kind of layered, genre-bending pop that he wants to make, and listeners may well find that freedom alluring. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
1Intro
2Wasted on Each Other
3Pink Lemonade
4Wild Love
5Us
6In My Head
7Interlude
8Just for Tonight
9Wanderlust
10I Found You
11Sugar Drunk High
12Stand Up
13Fade Out
14Slide
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