On Sept. 23, pop-soul singer-songwriter Kris Thomas from "The Voice" chatted via telephone about his new single "Balloons," as well as being on the reality singing competition and he opened up about his Kickstarter campaign for his upcoming studio album.
As indicated in the biography section of his official website, he was inspired musically by such artists as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Donnie Hathaway and Whitney Houston.
Speaking of the late Grammy-winning songstress Whitney Houston, Thomas auditioned for "The Voice" with a rendition of her hit single "Saving All My Love for You," which was well-received, this landing a spot on "Team Shakira."
On his single "Balloons," he remarked, "After I got off the show, my manager sent me this song and I just fell in love with the lyrics and the message behind the song."
For Thomas, being on "The Voice" was a life-changing experience. "It was a little overwhelming at first since my life changed literally over night, but it was a great learning experience. More than anything, I developed a thick skin," he said. "I formed some tight friendships with the contestants and I had a lot of good memories on that show."
He was able to accomplish his goal via his Kickstarter campaign, which will help him finance his first studio project. "I actually exceeded my goal and I am super-excited and appreciated for all the support that I received," he said.
He listed Carrie Underwood and Grammy-winning songstress Mariah Carey as his two dream female duet choices in music. "I have been a Carrie Underwood fan since the very first time I heard her sing. Carrie nails it live. Mariah has that big range," he said.
To learn more about musician Kris Thomas, check out his official website.