In the wake of a landslide victory catapulting Kris James’ latest track, ‘Naive’, into the Top 10 on the Music Week charts, Kris James will be appearing on BBC 5 Live to chat to Laura Whitmore about all things music.
James started out singing John Lennon and Frank Sinatra songs in karaoke bars back in his hometown of Liverpool. After years of grafting, joining and leaving bands, and more than his fair share of near misses, James found himself on his own, without the safety net of a band around him. Kris James could have crumbled. Instead, he took the opportunity to rebuild himself from the ground up, and it was only here, when he was forced to strip back the frontman persona and stand on his own, that James found he was really able to begin to shine. ‘Eyes Open’, his first solo effort, crashed into the top 30 and launched his solo career. It’s safe to say he hasn’t looked back since.
Due later this year, Kris James’ debut full-length - The Highs and Lows of Love and Life - is set to be loaded with real stories from Kris’s life, crafted into songs that never lose their ease on the ear, whilst maintaining his trademark lyrical depth. ‘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.’ The Highs and Lows of Love and Life is that, and a whole lot more.