Our artist of the week Kris Angelis has a clear view what songwriting means to her: “There’s a Victor Hugo quote that expresses exactly how I feel about it: ‘Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.’ That’s how songwriting has been for me.” And she indeed hasn’t been silent lately.
Kris put her musical talents to good use in her first full-length album, The Left Atrium. Produced by Jeff Zacharski, it is a fusion of genres and sounds that includes elements of everything from smoky jazz to bold rock. The Left Atrium is an excellent example of who Kris is as a musician – beautiful, eclectic, surprising, and yet somehow always herself.
Best Female Album
The critics agreed. For example, the LA Music Critics Awards awarded The Left Atrium Best Female Album of 2013. The video for the song Not Your Fault was an exclusive premiere on RyanSeacrest.com.
Songs&Whispers did choose her for a month-long tour in Europe during the spring of 2014. She did also open for Tyler Hilton on a US tour in August of the same year.
Kris Angelis played at the New Orleans House of Blues as a finalist in Belk Southern Musician competition. She’s also performed at several festivals, including Sundance, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, SXSW, NAMM, and MondoNYC.
Make a Difference through Music
Much more, Kris wants to connect with people through music and make a difference. Therefore, she partnered through Live Music Cares with Project AK-47, which rescues child soldiers. Also, she joined the Extreme Tour in the US to bring music to underserved communities and youth.
The Songwriting is very important to Kris. That’s why her lyrics are not only printed on her homepage, buts also on Bandcamp and SoundCloud. Nevertheless, her music stands for itself. Listen to her debut album The Left Atrium on our Soundposter player, and you certainly will agree. We especially love the diversity of her songwriting. There’s something for almost everybody, without losing the Kris Angelis character ever.
New Single out on February 9th
Kris has her brand new single A Billion Hearts coming out on February 9th, and it’s available for pre-sale right now: http://bit.ly/abillionhearts. Pre-order the song and help Kris to get on the iTunes Charts even before it’s officially in the stores.