Queen Naija has declared the month of October as Queentober. The platinum-selling artist brings awareness to the observance with the release of “Lie to Me” featuring Lil Durk. It comes on the heels of the alternative music video for the cautious kiss-off “Pack Lite.”
An obvious fan of nostalgia, Naija borrows the widely-used piano backbeat from DeBarge’s “A Dream” for her latest single. In the song, she sings about a unique entanglement that works for she and her man. She doesn’t stress herself about his whereabouts because she’s too focused on making music. She knows that his away from home flings don’t amount to what they have.
Durk endorses Naija relationship arrangement in his rap-sung verse, as he confesses to being toxic. He appreciates a lady who isn’t invested in romance when he’s loyalty is to the streets.
Speaking on “Lie to Me,” Naija says, “This song is a very unpopular truth that a lot of people hate to admit or face. We’ve all been at a point where we’ve tolerated more than we should have out of love. When I wrote songs, I tried to use every scenario.”
“Lie to Me” is another standout cut from Naija’s impending debut album, Missunderstood, which is due out October 30 via Capitol Records. She shared the album cover artwork on her social media Thursday night.
— MISSUNDERSTOOD10.30 (@queennaija) October 2, 2020
“Butterflies Pt. 2,” her current radio single, is rising up the Billboard Adult R&B Airplay chart, with a strong position in the top 10. The song has received acoustic reworking, as well as a remix featuring Wale.
Stream “Lie to Me” by Queen Naija featuring Lil Durk below.