James Bay & Julia Michaels shine in live 'Peer Pressure' video
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U.K. singer-songwriter James Bay premiered a live video for "Peer Pressure" on Feb. 26. Julia Michaels co-stars in the studio clip.

"Peer Pressure" is Bay's first new release since dropping last year's Electric Light album. That record featured singles like "Wild Love" and "Pink Lemonade." He co-wrote "Peer Pressure" with hit songwriter Michaels, who also features on the track. Frequent Lorde collaborator Joel Little produced their collaboration. Guitar and thumping beats back Bay and Michaels as they trade verses about getting that afterhours hookup text. "I don't usually give into peer pressure, but I'll give in to yours," the two sing. The rush of those late-night emotions is beautifully brought to life by this dynamic duo.

In the live music video for "Peer Pressure," Bay and Michaels hit up a recording studio together. Both singers are covered by in starry glow of lights as freely belt out the song. The only other sound in the room is that of Bay's guitar. This stripped-down rendition of "Peer Pressure" is pure magic.

"Peer Pressure" featuring Michaels is now available on iTunes and Apple Music. No word yet if this will lead to a re-release of Electric Light or a new album from Bay. He is embarking on a U.S. tour next month.

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