RADAR: James Bay

Pencil in 22--year-old James Bay on the seemingly endless list of talented new Brit singer/songwriters who are drawing on the classics -- Taylor, Browne, Drake, Young, Cohen, Martyn, etc. -- while bringing their own neo-folk sensibilities and individual skills to the table. Raised in a the small hamlet of Hitchin, Bay has garnered some press and a growing fan base from supporting gigs for Rae Morris and Laura Mvula along with some support via the tastemaker Communion group. First release via a label deal with Universal (that includes the Republic imprint in the U.S.) is "Move Together", the lead track from Bay's forthcoming EP The Dark Of The Morning (July 22). Catch him opening for Beth Orton on a handful of dates this month. Watch the video as well as a live version of EP track "Stealing Cars" after the jump...

James Bay - "Move Together" (from The Dark Of The Morning EP) FREE DOWNLOAD