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posted Friday, June 28, 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 26
Kristine W is 'so close to you' - Former Miss Washington to perform for Seattle Pride
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Kristine W is 'so close to you' - Former Miss Washington to perform for Seattle Pride

by William Cooke - Special to the SGN

'This is the record my fans have been begging me for,' says Tri-Cities native Kristine W of her latest album, New & Number Ones: Club Mixes Part 1. A former Miss Washington (she won the bathing suit and talent competitions in the 1981 Miss America pageant), Kristine admits it took a lot of sweat, tears, and money to put all these club gems together. From the positive buzz the album has been receiving online, she has to realize it was well worth it.

Subgroover's remix of 'Land of the Living' is a particular standout. Originally released in 1998, the song that celebrates endurance and strength has become something of a Gay anthem. Kristine has performed it at several of this season's Pride events.

Her last release, 'Everything That I Got,' is another fan favorite. Based on her own life's story as an independent artist navigating the challenging music business, the song's message about persevering and not giving up resonates with clubbers. 'It really sums up how people are feeling today in this down economy,' she adds.

Kristine W will likely perform both - along with her new single, 'So Close to Me' - on June 30, when she returns home to perform Seattle Pride.

William Cooke: Is Pride season your busiest season?

Kristine W: Pride is very busy. I'm on the road nonstop from May through July. It's always really fun to get called to perform. I love it!

Cooke: We're excited to welcome you back to Seattle! What do you have in store?

Kristine W: Oh, so much. I'm excited to perform my new single, 'So Close to Me,' releasing later this month.

Cooke: Will you perform your classics?

Kristine W: Of course! I never know which ones, though. I always wait and check out Facebook to see what the fans want to hear. So if anyone out there has a request, message me on my fan page!

Cooke: Is there one song in particular that you love to perform at Pride events?

Kristine W: I love to sing 'Lovin You' in my shows because that is a song I wrote for my fans. [sings] 'I'm lovin' you, all I want to do for the rest of my life, this feels ?so right &'

Cooke: Your last single was 'Everything That I Got.' Are you still working everything you got, or has this year been smooth sailing for you?

Kristine W: Oh, I'm still working everything I got, for sure! These days are much harder now that I have my own label. I have to choose my remixers, photographers, graphic artists & but it's all very rewarding and I love being in charge of my own destiny.

Cooke: What's the message of 'So Close to Me'?

Kristine W: 'So Close to Me' is about having a crush on someone. You know how it is to lose your mind when you're around someone you have special feelings for? Ah, love & I love to love.

Cooke: Why release it now?

Kristine W: [laughs] I'm not going to say anything corny like 'this is the season of love.' I simply wanted to release it now because summer is fun and the song is a super-fun song.

Cooke: Does it have the potential to reach young 20-something audiences?

Kristine W: I think it appeals to peeps of all ages, because all ages get crushed every now and then.

Cooke: Do you find younger dance fans prefer their music auto-tuned and Ke$ha-fied?

Kristine W: I felt that way for a while but lately, I'm beginning to think everyone is kind of burned out on the auto-tuned vocalists. It seems to me more songs are surfacing with artists actually singing.

Cooke: It's Pride season - what are you most proud of?

Kristine W: I am proud to still be here for my fans and to write songs that connect with them. I am also happy I never wrote or performed a song that I am embarrassed of. Once your work is out there, it's there forever and that's a long time.

Cooke: What's your message to Gay fans?

Kristine W: My Gay fans are a huge source of joy and inspiration for me. Happy Pride to you all. I love you and I can't wait to celebrate with you!

Kristine W is slated to perform June 30 at 2:30 p.m. on the Main Stage at Seattle PrideFest. For more information, visit www.kristinew.com.

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