Grammy nominated singer-songwriter James Bay is gearing up for his Saturday Night Live debut with a second new song from his forthcoming album, Electric Light. The uptempo, rock-oriented “Pink Lemonade” follows previously released single “Wild Love.” Electric Light comes out May 18th, according to Rollingstone.com.
While “Wild Love” was more contemplative, “Pink Lemonade” has a brisk, urgent sound. The track harkens back to the sound of early 2000s indie rock, bearing the same clubby, dance-rock production of bands like Rooney and Hot Hot Heat.
“If I had to describe my first album visually, it would probably be a flame,” Bay said in a statement referencing his 2014 debut Chaos and the Calm. “This new album is about a real sonic and artistic evolution for me. The feeling of a 100 watt bulb expanding and brightening is what I envisioned. Electric Light came to my mind and I knew it was perfect.”
Sterling K. Brown will host the SNL episode set to air this Saturday that will feature Bay as the musical guest. The singer-songwriter has already sold out many dates of his spring tour, which includes stops in London, Los Angeles and New York. He has now announced more dates in the United Kingdom as well as a fall tour in North America.