Kristine W’s highly anticipated fourth full-length studio album, The Power of Music, will be available on i-Tunes, Masterbeat.com and in retail stores nationwide on June 16, 2009. The CD has already proven its power on the dance scene with its first four single releases - “Walk Away”, “The Boss”, “Never”, and “Love is the Look” - landing the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play List. “Be Alright”, Kristine’s next single from the album, will be released commercially and to terrestrial, satellite and internet mainstream radio on June 23rd.
“Making The Power of Music was truly a labor of love,” explained Kristine W from her home in Las Vegas. She describes the album as a journey through a kaleidoscope of musical styles - dance, pop, R&B and rock – that capture the rollercoaster of emotions people are feeling during this turbulent time in history. “With the financial crisis hitting every country and political instability reaching all time highs, I wanted to write and sing songs that expressed how people are feeling and encouraged optimism.”
The next single, “Be Alright” tells of how hope will triumph over difficulty and recaptures the essence of what this album is about with lyrics - “When hard times bring us to our knees, we stand in the shadow of blind faith and we say ‘Hey, it’s going to be alright.’” The song “Never” preaches inner strength and joy. “Groove’s Inside” tells us “this is your life, get up and live it, you know the clock won’t wait, leave your cares behind” because the groove’s inside your mind – each person’s attitude dictates how they view life and ultimately live it. In the title track, “The Power of Music” Kristine sings “the power of music speaks louder than words, you hear it all around the world, it’s fueling your soul” – music powerfully connects you to people, gives you hope and creates optimism for positive change.
The 16-track album features some of the music industry’s most influential players including Grammy-nominated producers Love To Infinity UK (Madonna, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Will Smith), Grammy Award winning producer Hex Hector (Donna Summer, Patti LaBelle, Diana Ross, Mariah Carey, Shakira), guitar legend George Lynch (of Dokken and Lynch Mob), and a performance by the world renown rapper, Big Daddy Kane, who lends his talents to the album’s title track.
Hailing from Washington State, Kristine W is a fourth generation musician. She has sold over 300,000 albums and singles in the USA and her songs have been licensed to over 150 compilation CDs.
In the late 1990s, Kristine W hit the top of the national dance music charts for the first time with the now classic, “Feel What You Want.” Her most recent single, “Love is the Look”, released this January, is her thirteenth #1. With it, Kristine edged out Whitney Houston to claim fifth place among artists with multiple #1s on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play List. Madonna tops the chart with 39 #1s, followed by Janet Jackson with 18. Donna Summer is third with 15, followed by Mariah Carey with 14, and then Kristine W with 13. Houston now ranks in 6th place, behind Kristine W, with 12 #1s.
Kristine W is consistently touring to promote her latest projects. Her upcoming tour will take her to New York, St. Louis, Orlando, San Diego, Seattle, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Des Moines, Chicago and Salt Lake City.
KRISTINE W’s official website is www.kristinew.com.