2015 is definitely going to be James Bay’s year; not only does he have the highest cheekbones in the world and ruddy excellent taste in hats, he was recently unveiled as the Critic’s Choice Brit Awards winner for this year.
Not too shabby, eh?
Still, we don’t really know all that much about the former street busker, so we thought that we would do a little digging and tell you all about him.
1. He’s worked His Way Up
He is only 23-years-old but James managed to make a name for himself after busking in the street and monthly stints at Notting Hill Arts Club in London. From there, he nabbed himself supporting slots for the likes of Tom Odell, John Newman, and Kodaline.
Pretty impressive stuff, we have to say.
2. He Is Supporting Taylor Swift
Yep, James is well and truly on the up and TayTay was quick to secure him to warm up her crowd on the european leg of her 1989 World tour. WOWZER.
Considering this is a spot that none other than actual Ed Sheeran fulfilled in previous tours, this is a seriously big deal.
3. Louis Tomlinson Of One Direction Bloomin’ Loves Him
Louis and Taylor might not always see eye-to-eye, but one thing that they definitely agree on is that James Bay is more than a little bit fantastic.
Sticking to his love of discovering up and coming talent (HEY 5SOS), borderline-hipster Lou introduced his 1D bandmates to the singer-songwriters music, and now they can’t get enough of him either.
4. He Gives A Brilliant performance
James Bay pulls out all the stop’s when it comes to giving the fans what they want, as proven with these videos of his newest live sessions.
Showing his retro side, ‘Scars’ was filmed on old-school VHS equipment:
And ‘Let It Go’ is in full, HD:
Both equally amaze, we think you’ll all agree.
5. Want To Know More?
Of course you ruddy do!
Watch this video for everything else you could possibly need to know about our new musical crush:
[ Brits 2015: Morrissey SLAMS Brit Awards And Madonna's 'Frightening Career' ]
[ Brits 2015: Rihanna To Perform As Last Minute Addition? ]