British alt-rocker James Bay recently switched up his look and sound for his new record Electric Light, trading the folk and blues of 2015’s Chaos and the Calm for R&B, soul and EDM flavors. The singer and songwriter further explored this pop territory on a recent visit to BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge, where he covered Taylor Swift‘s Reputation hit “Delicate.”
Keeping the arrangement spare with just a fuzzy electric guitar and a drum set for accompaniment, Bay manages to make the song his own, even slipping a few lines from Drake‘s “One Dance” into the bridge.
During the segment’s interview portion, Bay expressed his admiration for the song to host Clara Amfo.
“It’s a great song, it’s a beautiful song,” Bay said, “When it comes to the Live Lounge, I’m looking for something that I can put my little twist on. This one connected with me.”
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