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Quickfire Interview With: Kristine W

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Quickfire Interview With: Kristine W
It’s impossible to forget Kristine W‘s “Feel What You Want”, “Stronger”, and so many others hits that made an impact on Billboard’s Dance Club Song chart. The American singer is back in full force with her epic power-house diva vocals! She just released the new album,  ‘Love and Lies’, as the first part of her three-episode ‘Issues’ double-album that includes the #1 single “Stars” and “Barracuda”. A new generation of listeners can discover more about her in this exclusive interview below.   

1 – You’ve been composing songs since…

9 years old. I wrote my first song “Not So Merry Go Round” when Simon, a boy I liked, wouldn’t ride on the merry-go-round with me at Sylvester Park. He said he didn’t want to be my boyfriend. I was crushed.

2 – You got involved in the music realm because…

My dad was a country singer and my mom sang Folk like the Indigo Girls.

3 – Your sound is…

House music is at my core but I also love Jazz and big fabulous R&B ballads. There’s a lot going on with Miss W.

4 – Your biggest inspiration is…

Donna Summer, hands down, followed by Diana Ross, Chaka Khan, Patty Labelle, Natalie Cole, Luther Vandross, Al Jarreau, how much time do we have?

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5 – People should listen to your new album ‘Love And Lies’ because…

The stories are so real and relatable. My husband was a cheater and the album is about betrayal and the breaking of trust, the family unit, and many other things. There are some pretty raw emotions on this album! The production is lush and amazing and you can’t help but dance.

6 – If you want to know who Kristine W is, listen to the track…

“Barracuda”. It’s about surviving the music biz by the skin of my teeth these last two decades. Also “White Girls” because throughout my career, promoters would look at me and say “ oh, you’re white” with disappointment. They thought I was a lip-sync artist!

7 –Your most memorable career moment so far has been…

When I was named the greatest Dance Music artist of all time by Billboard. Donna Summer was #6! What an honor! I cried for three days straight, I was so happy.

8 – Your dream is…

To turn the tide of dance music and get more vocals in the mix everywhere with powerful empowering messages. There is no time in history that we needed it more and musicians and singers and artists of all kinds are the messengers of social change so… don’t kill the messengers and keep them in your playlist.

9 – Your next release is called…

“Barracuda”. It’s a cover of the Heart’s classic. I’m paying homage to Ann Wilson, the voice of Heart, another one of my childhood idols growing up in Washington state.

10 – Your all-time favourite track is…

Donna Summer’s “MacArthur Park”, followed closely by her “Last Dance”.


11 – Your favourite place to write songs is…

When I’m outside, alone with my guitar.

12 – If you weren’t an artist, you’d probably be…

A high school or college counselor, helping kids find their passion and purpose. It’s incredibly important as a lot of young people are searching for direction and purpose that will help create positive change for our planet. I actively counsel family members and friends. I’m sure that I’m totally annoying!

13 – You’ll only stop making music if…

People in my genre stop listening. Then again, I’ll probably simply search for a new audience.

14 – In a few years, you want to be…

Able to afford to throw lots of money at promoting my music to all platforms!

15 – What are you doing for the rest of the day?

I’m taking a quick cat nap before I have to hit the road for an event in Long Beach. Love you all and thank you for listening and supporting my music!


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