Canadian Beats - Five Questions With Kris Anders

Award-Winning Canadian Artist Kris Anders Releases Latest Pop/Rock Single, “Ever Enough”

Canadian artist Kris Anders releases his latest Pop/Rock single, “Ever Enough.” The fourth release off his upcoming EP Threshing Room Floor due for release in late 2023. 2022 saw the first three releases from the EP being positively received, garnering Kris over half a million streams across platforms and gaining extensive radio play around the world.

“Ever Enough” is an upbeat Pop/Rock anthem that dives into relationship troubles with the protagonist in the track questioning if anything he does will ever be enough for his partner. The track is backed by powerful choruses, catchy melodies, and foot-tapping rock grooves that are just as compelling live as they are over the radio.

Speaking on the track, Kris Anders explains,

“The writer is frustrated that no matter what he does, he is “Never Enough” for the woman in his life. It can also apply to the feeling of futility in trying to make it in the music industry and all the frustrations that come with being an independent artist.”

Listen to “Ever Enough” below and learn more about Kris Anders via our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

Of course! I’m happy for the opportunity to be interviewed here. My name is Kris Anders, and I’m a Canadian singer/songwriter from the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. I’m originally from the small community of Alpine, Manitoba, where I grew up on a farm and cattle ranch. My early musical influences were shaped by my Mom’s record collection, the local Country music radio station, and whatever records I could get my hands on from friends or from the local record store.

Tell us a bit about your most recent release.

The latest release is called “Ever Enough.” It’s a song about the protagonist being frustrated with love in his life, as nothing he ever does feels ‘good enough.’ I also drew from my experience in the music industry and the many frustrations that Indie artists experience along the path. Although I consider myself an optimist, this particular song is a bit angry, and musically the chord patterns are formed to be unresolved. It was recorded in Kelowna, BC, by Andrew Smith, and I was able to do a video this winter with Kris Heidt of PureSound studios which was all filmed here in the Vernon, BC, area and shows off the amazing beauty of the Okanagan.

Where do you tend to pull inspiration from when writing?

I tend to view life from a lyrical and poetic lens. Most of my songs are at least partly autobiographical, or I am able to create a character to form the song around. Everything is written on an acoustic guitar, so it’s very pure and raw. I often write late at night when my mind is relaxed and the house is quiet. Other times I will simply get my guitar out, strum chords, and be able to put lyrics to the concept in my mind.

Do you have any upcoming shows you’d like to tell us about?

I’ll be playing multiple shows in the Okanagan area this Spring and Summer with both a full band and a solo acoustic act. Keep an eye on my website for my calendar. We are planning a few short tours in the Vancouver area as well as into Alberta this Summer and Fall.

What’s your goal for 2023?

I have just finished recording a six-song EP called Threshing Room Floor. The latest release, “Ever Enough,” is the 4th song off the album. I’ll be releasing the remaining 2 songs this year and I’m just finishing the artwork for the full record, both in vinyl and CD format, so I’m really excited about that! My management team and I are working really hard to get my music out there, and I’m hoping to expand my ability to tour and play more venues.

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