“Let It Go” is a song by English singer-songwriter James Bay.It was released in Europe on 15 September 2014 through Republic Records as the first single from Bay’s second extended play of the same name. It was included on Bay’s debut studio album Chaos and the Calm (2015). The song was written by Bay with Paul Barry and produced by Jacquire King. The Let It Go EP was released prior on 3 May 2014.
The song was re-released in March 2015 after the success of “Hold Back the River” and on July 2015, has peaked at number 10 on the UK Singles Chart, beating its previous peak of 62 on 27 September 2014. “Let It Go” has proven to be a big success in Oceania, where, in May 2015, it peaked at number 8 in Australia, whilst in New Zealand, the song debuted on June 15, 2015 at number 31, before climbing to number 24 the following week. A week after that the song entered the top 10 of the chart, peaking at number 10. “Let It Go” is Bay’s first song to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching number 16.