CHICAGO (AP) — James Bay has not forgotten where he’s come from. That’s what the song “Hold Back The River” is about. Bay says he’s realized that his life is going so fast that he’s left a lot of friends and family behind. The song is his way of asking for the craziness to stop long enough that he can get back to them — and keep his hat on his head. Bay wears a signature black hat and every now and then a fan wants to take it home. He says most of them are “wonderful, respectful people” who come for the music.
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