Inspired by his experiences of singing with the Kingdom Choir at the Royal Wedding, James Francis releases his own positive message into the charts.
Just a couple of weeks after singing with the Kingdom Choir at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Royal Wedding, aspiring solo artist James Francis will release his new single ‘Free to be Me’ on the 8th of June.
‘Free to be Me’ is the second single from singer-songwriter James Francis and producer Chris Morris. Recorded in London, the song fuses funk, soul, jazz and hip hop topped off with a fiery vocal performance dripping with emotion and conviction. The song’s powerful message of being comfortable in your own skin comes from James’ personal experience of being boxed in to limiting stereotypes.
With lyrics like ‘won’t sacrifice all my dreams to be who you want me to be’ Free to Be Me unashamedly celebrates individuality and confidence in your own identity – A theme the Royal couple poignantly displayed at their wedding.
James first single ‘Want It All’ which was released in August 2017, was nominated for a Jump Music Video Award. His recent performances include tours with chart topping UK artist JP Cooper, and shows at the Royal Albert Hall with Josh Groban. His soulful vocals also feature in TV adverts for Tesco and The Great British Bake Off.
Directed by award-winning director Tyler Chalk, the video was filmed on a quiet residential road in Primrose Hill, London. The bright colours and iconic Victorian architecture are both a reflection of James’ quirky personality and his pride in being a born and bred Londoner.
James hopes Free to Be Me will see similar success to his Choirs’ Royal Wedding performance which has already reached no 7 in the iTunes charts. Free to Be Me is a feel-good anthem for all and it is now available on all major digital platforms.
Stream ‘Free To Be Me’ on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/5EXsrGxrvvWaHxDzOSt7wC?si=ELeH2mjaRSCK-QY_RZ-r0Q
James Francis is a born and bred south Londoner. His early years Began on the North Peckham estate where crime and gang culture were rife and music was a welcomed creative outlet. But while most were compe- ting to be the best MC James was busy in classical training developing his vocal prowess.