Artist Name: Kris James
Song Title: Anymore
Genre: Electro Pop
Release Date: 9th of November
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Kris James – Anymore
Following the success of his debut top 40 single ‘Eyes Open’ Kris James returns this autumn with his highly anticipated new single ‘Anymore’. The self-penned single is taken from Kris’ debut album which is set to be released in 2019. The 80’s inspired electro-pop track is produced by Tom Fuller, who is best known for his work with Robbie Williams & David Guetta.
Kris describes the track: This is a completely new sound for me, and I’m excited for everyone to hear it. The inspiration of the track is about escaping the rat race of life, for a week in the sunshine with the person you love. With incredible floor filler remixes of ‘Anymore’ by the likes of WideBoyz (Example and Lorde) and Steve Smart (Jonas Blue and Aloe Blacc), Kris is on course to be the act that everyone will be talking about this autumn. ‘Anymore’ can be pre-ordered on Spotify & iTunes from the 12th of October 2018 and will be available on all major outlets on November 9th.
List the names of your biggest supporters.
My Fans and my Mother!
Explain what has motivated you so far in your music career.
I’m always motivated to do stuff however my followers really motivated me. I love meeting them and listening to what they have to say about my music.
Discuss your experience as an artist.
I’ve been in and out of bands so had a lot of experience. I think everyone in music goes through so many different stages within the business. I’ve traveled all over the world with all my projects so I am very fortunate to have had that experience. Now I’m solo and concentrating on that.
Tell us the biggest mistake you have ever made in your music career.
I don’t think I’ve made one yet. Maybe at the start being too shy! Possibly missed a few good opportunities because I was too shy to do it.
Discuss the story behind the song.
‘Anymore’ is about escaping the rat race of life; leave all your troubles behind and get away on holiday with the person you love. Could even be your best mate. 😉 We all have our daily struggles so I thought it would be a great song for everyone when they need an escape.
Tell us how to fund a music project.
I’m so lucky I now have a lovely label. When I started out I used to work all week to be able to go on the weekends to record in the studio. It’s hard but worth it in the end when you get discovered.
Discuss your opinion on the safety of fans during shows and live performances.
We always have a full service of security whenever I am on a show or support. Once I come off stage I will go and meet people first so that way they can get home before everything closes down.
Tell us the greatest piece of advice someone has given you as an artist.
Never EVER GIVE UP.
Tell us what you will improve or change in your music.
I think now am solo, I can have so much more control over what I do and out. Being in a band that doesn’t always happen. So I’m really excited to see how the next years go. I love 80’s music so my album is going to have a bit of that in there like my new single ‘Anymore’. Let’s wait and see! Time will tell.
Discuss vocal training and how you protect your vocal.
When I was young I would just sing all the time and I actually damaged my vocal chord! So now I have fixed that I have singing lessons every week. I also warm up and really take care of my voice. It’s so important to do this from the beginning.
Discuss your best mood during a performance.
I’m always happy. Put me on a stage and I’m slightly nervous but then once that goes I’m really happy haha. I even tell a joke or two!!!
State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.
Kris James – It’s my name I don’t know what to say. Haha.
List your best artists with reasons.
John Lennon – Best songwriting ever.
Prince – Best performer and songwriter.
Frank Sinatra – King of swing!
One republic – Amazing songwriting.
The 1975 – Coolest band around. The songs are amazing.
Coldplay – Unbeatable sounds and songwriting.
Tell us the greatest problem you think is facing society and the solution.
We have many problems. Climate change is a huge one we all need to do our part then we can fix this or at least try to. Religious conflicts – this is the cause of most of our wars. I don’t know the answer but I would just say. All we need is love. Maybe if we loved each other more we wouldn’t have these problems. The final one is Poverty. Again we need to help each other and love each other. All of the above can be remedied if we just love more in all aspects.
Discuss your songwriting and recording.
For me, I love making music from the ground up. I don’t like writing on top of the track. I like to get into a room with no more than two people and basically jam. Is it me or does nobody jam anymore! I love to play music and once we start playing some really hooky ideas I will start to create some melodies and then form a structure and then put the lyrics and title. Usually about past experience or current day issues.