REGINA MADRE – ‘Never Be The Same’

In her songs as Regina Madre, Rebecca King Crews – wife of actor Terry – hasn’t held back when it comes to the storm of emotions she’s experienced. She spares nothing as she articulates her fear and doubt. Her latest single, ‘Never Be The Same’, is not so much an emotional roller coaster as an emotional volcano: her aching voice leaves us in no doubt what the lyrics show. Like all of her previous releases, ‘Never Be The Same’ is expertly produced and sung, with a comfortable relatability. There’s certainly one thing Rebecca King Crews understands: her strength and pain are two sides of the one coin. You can’t have one without the other.

‘Never Be The Same’ continues the series of remarkable singles, which include the frank, ‘One Goodbye In Ten’, the powerful ‘Destiny’, and the smoking hot, ‘What You Wanna Do?’, which she released earlier this year. Yet it’s fair to say that she’s never been as candid – or as confessional – as she is on her newest. ‘Never Be The Same’ however sees her more candid and confessional than ever before, and was written at the lowest point of the Crews’ marriage, on a dark night when it looked possible that these two soulmates weren’t going to make it. Rebecca Crews though is a fighter and a builder, and she refused to be defeated. An inner fire guided her through a difficult childhood and a mid-life health crisis, and she applied that same passion to her marriage. Today, Terry and Rebecca King Crews are rock-solid – and Regina Madre is here to testify to the power of faith, and perseverance, and true love.

The animated video for ‘Never Be The Same’ is a dramatization of the crisis the pair endured. The clip confronts infidelity, jealousy, righteousness, and rage head-on, rendering in stark white lines on a black surface. This is a clip that lays it all on the line: it’s an autobiographical statement as meaningful and multifaceted as Crews’s life story.

Watch the video below, and find out more about Rebecca King Crews and her Regina Madre music from her official website.

About the author

Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she's written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, Celebmix, and ListenOnRepeat.

Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email lisa@essentiallypop.com

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