Christie’s demonstration of delicate finger-plucking on the acoustic guitar is engaging straight from the beginning, allowing for the listener to appreciate the intricacy that is to come within White Lies. The blend of mellow acoustic guitar, tranquil vocals and the soft percussion implemented roughly one third of the way into the track creates for a relaxing, modern approach to the solo acoustic sound.
With evident influences ranging from Scottish musical icons such as Paolo Nutini, Amy Macdonald and fellow West Lothian indie outfit, The Snuts – Christie creates an overall meaningful and reflective track that is sure to be a fan favourite once we see a return to live performances.
Lyrically exploring the relatable theme of relationships taking an unprecedented twist, White Lies tells the tale of building a relationship with a new found lover that abruptly turns sour after being lead on with false expectations. The West Lothian solo artist presents a fresh portrayal of the modern day cycle of relationships, and the feeling of belonging and knowing ones place within a relationship that so many of us long for. Evident from the song’s title, the theme of fabricated “white lies” is illustrated demonstrating the harm done when bending the truth to cover for your own wrongdoings.
Starting off 2021 with a hit that has already received complimentary media attention from the likes of Jim Gellatly on Amazing Radio, Christie is set to take on 2021 head first when the opportunity presents itself for the allowance of solo artists to perform again. If this is the case, we can see Christie perform at Party at the Palace in August this year alongside Manic Street Preachers and The Snuts, be sure to keep up to date with Christie’s social media pages for updates and more!