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6. James Bay: Own the moment

The Joe Wicks Podcast

Monday, August 17th, 2020 - 50 minutes

Joe Wicks wants to know: What’s the one thing that makes life better?

Joe loves finding ways to boost his mental and physical health, so he’s asking some of his inspiring mates about their secret to physical and mental happiness. Whether it’s a high-intensity cycle, a freezing cold shower or a good long dog-walk, every guest will share the one thing that works for them.

Back in 2014, James Bay's first album 'Chaos and the Calm' established him as a British pop sensation, winning him Brit Awards and a Grammy nomination. James says his newest music, recorded earlier this year in Nashville is his most personal yet. As a self-admittedly private person, he says he's now ready to talk about his personal life for the first time.

In this conversation, James opens up to Joe about the long road to being the 'overnight success' the music media dubbed him when his debut album was released. They talk about James' love for personal fitness (and a few Wicksy workouts), how his weekly 7-a-side football games with celebrity mates make him feel refreshed, and what happened when The Rolling Stones asked him to open their homecoming gig. And it turns out James' music has a very special place in Joe, and his wife Rosie's hearts.

Summer holiday’s been postponed and you’re feeling down? Forget about it. This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won’t stop until you’re fit and happy.

Producer: Clare Salisbury
Editor: Dimitri Houtart
A BBC Audio Bristol production for Radio 4



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