Watch now: James Bay puts his own spin on Taylor Swift's “Delicate”

Sarah Piantadosi

Sarah PiantadosiJames Bay has gone from opening for Taylor Swift on tour to paying tribute to the singer with a cover of her song “Delicate.”

He performed a stripped-down version of the song for BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge, with just his electric guitar and a drummer as accompaniment. He even mashed it up, adding a little of Drake’s “One Dance” at the end.

During the BBC Radio 1 spot, he explained why he chose to cover “Delicate,” saying, “I’m always looking out for something I can put my own twist [on]. I listened through a lot of different tunes and this one connected with me.”

James recently released a version of his song “Us” as a duet with Alicia Keys.  The two first performed the duet on The Voice season finale.

James’ latest album, Electric Light, is out now.

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