James Bay delivered his TV debut performance his Julia Michaels collab single “Peer Pressure” on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” on March 13. Looking closely at his guitar (which can be seen in the video above), it strongly resembles a “special” instrument.
According to a Mercury News report, the British native singer-songwriter recently bought the guitar and was told by its seller it was “recently used in a movie.” In a split photo at the bottom of the article, it appears the guitar is the same one Bradley Cooper used in “A Star Is Born” for his Lady Gaga duet of her Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe-winning song “Shallow.”
According to the report, Bay bought the guitar and started playing it before the Oscar-nominated film hit theaters. Once the film dropped the “Let It Go” singer started getting text messages it looked a lot like Cooper’s guitar.
In looking at the Mercury News photo, the two guitars do bear an uncanny resemblance to each other. Bay is also seen playing it in photos he posted on Twitter at a recent Durham, North Carolina tour stop. He does not, however, mention the origin of the guitar in the comments and it is unclear where Mercury News received the information of the purchase.
Bay delivered his brand-new ballad with the tender, raspy vocal stylings he is known for during his “Late Night” performance. Backup singers delivered harmonies in place of Michaels for the TV appearance.
The guest spot follows the recent release of the “Peer Pressure” music video. The track marks the UK native artist’s first release since his acclaimed sophomore album Electric Light. Bay and Michaels co-wrote the sultry song together, which speaks of a heated, irresistible attraction. Watch his performance above.
James Bay is currently touring with Noah Kahan to support Electric Light, including a stop on at Royal Oak Music Theatre in Royal Oak, Michigan on March 18. Grab tickets for the show from AXS. Bay will also be opening for Ed Sheeran on his 2019 European stadium tour later this year.
Ready for you, Durham! 🙌 pic.twitter.com/lUVYLvtETk— James Bay (@JamesBayMusic) March 6, 2019