Kris James is firmly on the rise. Having recently supported Will Young and Anastacia throughout UK and Europe on tour, today the singer-songwriter from Liverpool releases his first new music of 2023 – the soul-stirring summer single ‘Caught Feelings’. The song sees Kris inviting his fans to delve deep into the depths of his true essence, offering an intimate glimpse into his raw emotions and genuine self. Kris fearlessly embraces his authenticity, unleashing a symphony of unfiltered thoughts and heartfelt sentiments. Listen HERE.
‘Caught Feelings’ shows how Kris has matured as a singer and songwriter. It was co-written and produced with award-winning Sam Williams (Plan B, The Noisettes, Supergrass). It fully displays how Kris’ compelling blend of classic pop songcraft and heart-on-the sleeve candour is making a huge connection with people who relate to the universal experiences that he explores. The song also showcases the strength of Kris’ lyrics and melodic, soulful vocals.
Kris explains, “I think with my first album I played it safe and I wasn’t ready to give my whole self to the music -but now it feels like it’s time to be totally authentic with my real thoughts and emotions. I really want my listeners to know the real me. I feel like I’ve been waiting for this moment all my life. So here it is: Caught Feelings!”
Music has always been a huge part of Kris’ life since childhood. When he was only eight-years-old, he would sing classics by Otis Redding, Prince and Frank Sinatra . Kris always showed a deep appreciation for songwriting and he would sit in his bedroom honing his craft, ready for when he could perform his own songs to audiences around the world.
Reflecting on his musical odyssey, Kris recounts his father’s initial skepticism about his chosen path: “Me going into music was a bit annoying for my dad as he’d always thought I would go into the family business.” At the remarkable age of 21, while successfully managing his own bar in Liverpool, Kris’s mother insisted that he pay his dues, embarking on a journey of self-discovery that would shape his destiny. With unwavering determination, Kris took to the stage, crooning Frank Sinatra’s timeless classics, enchanting audiences at every gig he played. His mother’s words echoed in his mind: “If you can do that, you can do anything.”