Kristine W’s “Just a Lie” was originally about death and the loss felt by those left behind, but it morphed into the single it is today after the dance floor diva experienced a painful divorce.
“I realize now how similar divorce is to a death,” she explains. “The grieving is intense. It’s mourning the loss of the relationship, the breakup of the family, the betrayal, the time invested; so many things.
“I was with my husband for a long time and we worked through so many challenges, I initially assumed we’d find our way through his infidelity,” she continues, “but what starts as just a lie sometimes grows into a tornado of betrayal and sometimes it’s best to just let go and let God guide you to your next chapter in life.”
Learning there was a third person in her marriage turned out to be only the tip of the iceberg. “There were layers of deceit including my ex leveraging our family home to purchase a house for his other family.”
Kristine says her friends and fans have been rocks for her during this hard time. “Also, my kids have been incredibly supportive and so strong. They serve as reminders that while the marriage may have given me the biggest heart break I would deal with in life, it also gave me my two greatest blessings in the world: my beautiful son and daughter.”
“Just a Lie” was produced in Amsterdam by Bob Sandee / Subgroover aka Crossnaders and they manage to give the emotional track a very cool, progressive, funky electro house vibe.
It’s been five years since the release of Kristine W’s last full-length album, New & Number Ones. Her next album, Issues, will be divided into three parts or episodes with the first (Love and Lies) scheduled to release in February 2020.
“Life is about love and loss with fabulous triumphs and heart wrenching experiences,” Kristine W attests. “No one is getting through this journey unscathed. We need to be there for each other with a sympathetic ear always remembering what may appear as ‘Just a Lie’ is likely more significant and complicated for the person going through it.”
Kristine W’s “Just a Lie” is available now on Apple Music and all digital retailers via Kristine’s own imprint, Fly Again Music Productions. The Issues Episode 1: Love and Lies album will be available February 2020; available for pre-order now.