Arriving at this point in his career is not something that Kris James takes lightly. His path has been a backward journey, from pop stardom towards authenticity as a singer of his own songs. Naive is the perfect song to tell this story.
Beginning with a laidback guitar melody, the song is sure to be the staple of every summer playlist, with buoyant and breezy brass parts, and Kris James’ nonchalant vocal style – reflecting of the “what’s done is done” lyrical themes, is nothing short of infectious. This is a song to play at every barbecue and party you have this lockdown summer season.
Self-penned by Kris James himself alongside his co-writer Stewart Boyle, the track was written in James’ hometown of Liverpool and recorded in London at The Cabin in Tileyard. The lyrics truly represent a maturation of James’ sound, showing him to be something of a chameleon when it comes to reinventing himself again and again. Of the track, James himself says that the song is about being in a toxic situation where you don’t realise how badly the other person is treating you until you remove yourself from the situation. “This is a song for all the survivors out there who end up having the last laugh,” says James, “it’s a song about overcoming adversity!”