James Bay may just be a number of musical legends reincarnated.
Though just 25 years old, his style, lyrics and sound are lightyears beyond his age. He may also be fairly new to the scene, but his music is already an instant classic.
Just take a look at his past sales. In 2014, James released his single, "Hold Back the River," which has been certified three times platinum in Australia, gold in the United States and platinum in several other countries around the globe.
His debut album, Chaos and the Calm, went two times platinum in the UK and gold around the world.
Elite Daily got the chance to sit down with the wildly successful artist at Coachella and get to know the man behind the hits. Suffice it to say, we were not disappointed.
"It's been great, first time ever at Coachella," James said humbly, immediately following his set. "I didn't think it was going to get to the point where everyone was falling out the sides of the tent."
Of his US performance, James added,
James' music has truly found worldwide mass appeal, perhaps, because it's just so relatable. Everyone has felt the things James is talking about; he just happens to be very good at putting it to sound. James said,
He added, "I'm trying to talk about very real, everyday things... Make something you may want to sing to or dance to."
While James may be loved around the world by both fans and critics alike, he also finds it comforting to know other artists also like his work, saying,
In the end, it was easy to see why James is so beloved by all. After finishing our chat, we went outside to take a few photos. Following this, James stayed to greet fans and take as "many pictures as [she'd] like."
Following his performance at Coachella, James announced a new tour with dates all over the US and Canada. Check out his site for details.