Watch: James Bay (Collective Arts Black Box Session)

Watch James Bay perform "Hold Back The River" live in the Collective Arts Black Box

The burgeoning success of James Bay over the past year is by no mistake. This English singer-songwriter’s unmistakable talent has led him to be one of the biggest artists across North America and Europe.

With the release of Bay’s debut studio album Chaos and the Calm, topping the UK charts at number one and hitting platinum it’s hard not to have massive expectations from such a unsuspecting fellow. Sitting in our tiny Black Box studio, guitar in hand James brought an overwhelming display of passion.

Check out his remarkable performance of “Hold Back The River” in the player above.