Chris James Reminds Us to Take It Easy With Upbeat New Single “The Race”

March 10, 2023 BY Jason Currell

Berlin based songwriter and producer Chris James captivates fans with his upbeat instrumentation and vulnerable lyrics. Today he releases his relatable new song “The Race” with Nettwerk. Listen to the track off his forthcoming full-length album, Why Should We Turn Around?, out April 14th HERE.

“The Race” dives into Chris’s struggle with finding balance between himself and his passions. “‘It’s about that feeling you get when your mind starts telling you that you aren’t enough,” he shares. 


Chris James is a German-American songwriter-producer based in Berlin. Picking up the guitar at an early age, he amassed a large following throughout his YouTube channel. Chris hit another major milestone, co-writing RIAA Gold-certified Billboard Hot 100 #1 (and Global 200 #1) song, “Life Goes On” by BTS. Chris’ melodies have found their way into the biggest charts in the world. Recently, Chris co-wrote “Komet” by Udo Lindenberg and Apache 207, which was an instant hit, spending 5 consecutive weeks as Germany’s #1 single. His track, “Not Angry,” has also 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 gone on to release several songs under his own name, totaling over 70 million streams. As a songwriter, Chris has achieved over 800 million streams and counting on Spotify.