The story of Kris James is the compelling story of the underdog. A singer from birth, Kris James has had a long, uphill journey to get to this point in time – finally ready to release his debut solo album. From band break-ups to romantic break-ups, emotional turbulence and more, James’ perseverance as an artist has always shone through, and he’s now ready to reap the rewards.
Kris James is, by now, an absolute expert at hiding emotionally complex themes and boundless authenticity in catchy pop songs. In the past, themes of toxic masculinity, anxiety, and honesty in romance have peppered James’ uniquely sophisticated hooks and harmonies – ensuring that we have something to dance to and think about at the same time.
His approach to album-writing is also refreshingly sincere. “When I pick up an album, I want to love the whole thing, not just tracks one, four and eight. My mindset whilst writing was that if this proves to be the last thing I ever release, I want it to be a definitive statement; to be the best it can be.” True to form, Kris James has no fodder. It perfectly captures James as an artist, a songwriter and, above all, a person – someone who has a story to tell.