BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge has brought us a lot of covers over the years, from Taylor Swift covering Vance Joy to the Arctic Monkeys putting a new spin on Drake. Their most recent cover jam session has UK singer/songwriter James Bay covering Florence and the Machine’s “Shake it Out” in an unexpected way.
The 24-year old artist from the small town of Hitchin takes a more blues-y approach to Florence’s hit song — think more stripped down guitars and less organs. The result is a pleasant surprise. Ironically enough, Bay will be opening for Florence at the Apple Music Festival on Sept. 28. He’ll also be hitting the road to promote his debut album, The Chaos and The Calm [via Republic Records] with stops in Texas that include Dallas, Houston, and Austin. Check the full details for Bay’s Texas dates below.
Texas tour dates
Nov. 23 – House of Blues – Dallas
Nov. 24 – House of Blues – Houston
Nov. 25 – Stubb’s Waller Creek Outdoor Amphitheater – Austin