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James Bay teams up with Julia Michaels for new single Peer Pressure

Take a listen to the singer-songwriter’s new single.

Julia Michaels and James Bay
Credit: Virgin / EMI

James Bay has collaborated with Julia Michaels for his latest single Peer Pressure, which is available now.

Produced by Joel Little (Lorde & Khalid), the track is Bay’s first new material since the release of his second studio album Electric Light in 2018. Take a listen to the track below:

About the song Bay says, “I think it can be easy to stay very guarded in life, and not let anybody in, past your personal armour. These guards we all put up every day for different reasons. In writing Peer Pressure Julia and I wanted to talk about how, when the right person comes along, they can break through any armour and with love, get straight to you. It’s about that person who, no matter how much of a guard you hold up, finds their way through to you. Working with Julia was one of those magical moments when the writing felt so special and the subject felt like a unique take on a topic which is most commonly discussed negatively. It’s like sometimes your peers are the ones who bring you out of yourself.”

Commenting about working with James, Julia says, “James is an incredible songwriter and amazing talent. Writing “Peer Pressure” was a great collaborative experience because we had so much fun in the studio and the song came from a place we could both relate to. I love the song so much and I hope fans connect to it as much as we do.”

Bay will support Eds Sheeran on his European stadium tour this year. For full dates and tickets head to


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