As a songwriter, Kori wrote hundreds of songs meant for other artists before realizing it was time for another change. It was time for him to deliver the words he held so close to heart on his own, as an artist. Starting with the release of Write On, Kori, a project of song demos rejected by other artists, Kori focused more on crafting his own sound. In 2016, Kori released his debut EP Tomorrow, a sincere and unique alt-R&B project, to glowing reviews from Huffington Post, ThisIsRnB, and Bossip, to name a few.
His inspiration comes from an unlikely mix made up of the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Fiest, Brandy, and probably most recognizably Sade. In the hands of anyone else, a variety this wide could be disastrous, but Kori displays his meticulous talent in placement. The right melody here, combined with the right cadence here - it's his musical choices that make Kori James an immersive listen. -N CRWD Management