American Idol 2018 finalist Catie Turner and pop artist JORDY have released a new version of their song “(Wish I Didn’t Have To) Lie.” The new version of this honest track arrives today alongside a performance video.
Co-written by Catie and JORDY, “(Wish I Didn’t Have To) Lie” originally appeared on the singer-songwriter’s Atlantic Records debut EP, Heartbroken and Milking it. The duo first performed the new version together at Catie’s live show at Los Angeles’ legendary venue, The Troubadour, earlier this month.
“I wrote this song with JORDY over Zoom during 2020 and it was the type of song where we both knew it was special right away,” Catie shared. “It only felt right to put out a new version with him actually singing on it, because without him the song wouldn’t exist. I hope people think it’s as special as we do!”
“Catie Turner is a force to be reckoned with and I am immensely honored to be a part of her project,” JORDY added. “During the pandemic we had many a “FaceTime sessions” where Catie would video call me with her guitar and we would talk for hours about what we were going through at the time. When we wrote “lie” we were talking breakups and hardships, leaving people in our past but acknowledging the impact they had on us. Ruining daily activities that we associated with them, the feeling of hating that you miss them; that you still love them. “Lie” is a true diary of our real experiences and it means the world to me to be on a song with someone I care so much about.”
(Wish I Didn’t Have To) Lie Studio Version
(Wish I Didn’t Have To) Lie Performance Video
Catie is one of People Magazine’s 25 Emerging Artists
People magazine recently chose Catie for their “Meet the 25 Emerging Musical Artists You Should Add to Your Playlist This Fall” piece. Check it out HERE.
“Though my lyrics sometimes say otherwise, I swear I’m an upbeat person!” Catie told People, adding that her upcoming songs will feature “more music you can cry to or be tempted to text your ex [to].” JORDY is also on that list.
Check out Catie’s “Songs for the Bathroom Floor” for Uproxx Indie Mixtape
Catie performs stripped back versions of her songs from that acoustically excellent location–the bathroom.