Chris James Releases Upbeat and Relatable New Album ‘Why Should We Turn Around?’ Today

April 14, 2023 BY Jason Currell

Berlin based songwriter and producer Chris James releases his upbeat new album, Why Should We Turn Around?, today with Nettwerk. The album showcases his vulnerable storytelling with hummable melodies and timeless instrumentation. Listen HERE.

Chris James captivates fans and industry alike, allowing listeners to find comfort and solace in his relatable music. “‘Why Should We Turn Around?’ recognizes the good moments in life as well as the bad, and fully embraces both. It’s about seeing life as a journey rather than a destination and always getting back up when you fall into hard times.”

Why Should We Turn Around? Tracklisting:

  1. Heaven or Hell
  2. I Wanna Feel Good
  3. The Race
  4. With or Without You
  5. I Wanna Be with You
  6. Oracle


Chris James is a German-American songwriter, producer, and artist based in Berlin. Picking up the guitar at an early age, he amassed a large following through his YouTube cover channel. Co-writing RIAA Gold-certified Billboard Hot 100 #1 (and Global 200 #1) song, “Life Goes On” by BTS,  9-week German Single Charts #1 song “Komet” by Udo Lindenberg and Apache 207, “Like Crazy” by JIMIN which sold a record breaking 1 million physical copies on the first day of release and rose to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, Chris’ melodies have found their way into the biggest charts in the world. His track, “Not Angry,” has been gaining momentum on Chinese platform, Douyin, garnering over 4 billion uses of the song and entering the ‘Taiwan Viral 50’ as well as ‘Trending Hits’ on Spotify. Chris has released several songs under his own name, totaling over 70 million streams. As a songwriter, Chris has achieved over 1 billion streams on Spotify.