Review: "I Wanna Be With You" - Chris James
"I Wanna Be With You" is a catchy bedroom pop banger. The vocalist details being drawn to a friend romantically, singing about wanting to further their relationship even if it risks their friendship. Chris James describes the beauty in falling in love and the anxiety that comes with confessing feelings. It's scary when you want someone who may just only see you as a friend, but sometimes you just can't help yourself. Although the singer discusses a personal matter, he does it in a fun and relatable way.
Overall, this track has a playful and cheeky feel to it. Chris has such a smooth voice that compliments the dreamy instrumental and allows the song to shine. A highlight of the single is the "cool interlude" as the artist states in the lyrics video. This moment enhances the lyrics that follow and has listeners appreciating the bedroom pop instrumental. The chorus is another standout "I Wanna Be With You". In the hook, the musician layers harmonized vocals that are incredible and a delight for audiences.
Chris James is a singer songwriter and producer based in Berlin, Germany. He's played guitar since a young age and started showing off his talents on YouTube, since then gaining a large following. He has over 900,000 monthly listeners on Spotify and has over 800 million total streams. On social media, James has risen to popularity and has gone viral for his snippet of songs and his incredible talent. The musician released his first single in March 2018 titled, "I Know You Can Dance", another playful song that has an upbeat melody. Chris is also known for co-writing the RIAA Gold-certified Billboard Hot 100 #1 (and Global 200 #1) song, “Life Goes On” by BTS. Make sure to keep track of Chris and his continuously growing career by following him below!
Written By Stephanie Berning
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