If 2019 was a big year for Kris James, then 2020 is shaping up to be massive!
If 2019 was a big year for Kris James, then 2020 is shaping up to be massive
Kris James saw out the end of the last decade from his vantage point in Times Square. His face beamed down from a billboard on the “crossroads of the world”, even as he graced screens of various shapes and sizes in his smash hit sun-soaked video for his latest release, ‘Get Back to Love’.
This is the fourth release from the Liverpudlian singer, who first shot to fame as the lead singer of the band The Scheme. ‘Get Back to Love’ marks a change in direction for James, whose previous releases ‘Eyes Open’, ‘I’ll Be Here’ and ‘Anymore’ all broke into the top forty, with debut single ‘Eyes Open’ peaking at #25 on the iTunes chart. Described by James himself as a “disco love song”, ‘Get Back to Love’ is set apart from his previous releases, marked as it is by its driving funky bassline and disco beats – all melancholy pushed firmly out of the window in favor of light-hearted fun as Kris James reminds us of the importance of putting love right at the top of your list of priorities. But that’s not all…
Every musician dreams of one day having their face plastered up on a Billboard in Times Square. Few actually achieve it. Kris James is one of these few. That’s right, as of last month, Kris James’s face has been gracing a much-coveted billboard in the world-famous Times Square. James posted about this milestone on Facebook, saying that “as a little boy growing up I always used to look up to the Times Square Billboards hoping that one day my music might be up there! Today that dream came true!!! Don’t give up on your dreams guys.”
Inspirational yet humble messages such as this one are at the core of who Kris James is. Never forgetting where he has come from, James aims to use his music to spread messages about healthy relationships, reveling in the glory of love and spreading positivity, as we can see in his fun-filled music video for this upbeat track.
All this success under his belt, Kris James turns to the new year with hints of a debut LP on the way. If ‘Get Back to Love’ is anything to go by, it’s sure to be a cracker.
After achieving international success as former lead singer of the boyband The Scheme, Liverpool born singer/songwriter Kris James successfully launched his solo career in the summer of 2018. His critically acclaimed debut single “Eyes Open” which debuted on the cover of Music Week magazine, peaked at number 25 in the official iTunes chart where it held position for 4 weeks.