Kris James might be spending this Christmas (Krismas?) getting back to love, but we’re hoping that 2020 will be the year he gets back to music!
Not content with the hotly-anticipated release of his “disco love song”, ‘Get Back to Love’ dominating the airwaves at the end of the last decade, Kris James set his sights on something he has had his eye on since he was a young boy.
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, revelling in the glory of love and spreading positivity, as we can see in his fun-filled music video for this upbeat track.
Latest in his first run of solo singles, ‘Get Back to Love’ marks a departure from James’ usual style - it’s unmistakably influenced by disco, with a funky bassline and laidback beats. Previous releases ‘Eyes Open’, ‘I’ll Be Here’ and ‘Anymore’ were successful nonetheless, all breaking into the top forty and ‘Eyes Open’ reaching #25 on the iTunes chart. But ‘Get Back to Love’ points towards a more fun-filled and funk-fuelled musical direction for the singer, who first shot to international fame with Liverpudlian band The Scheme.
Now a worldwide success and star on the rise, 2020 heralds in a new decade with hints of a debut solo album from the Liverpudlian heartthrob. If it’s anything like ‘Get Back to Love’, we cannot wait!