Jana Kramer has been extremely candid when it comes to the struggles of her marriage.
And, as a songwriter, you take your personal life, the highs and the lows, all the struggles and the heartaches and what do you do? You write about it. Her new song, “Beautiful Lies,” is exactly that. An open diary on the moment when Jana found out about her husband’s sex addiction.
“I just remember sitting in the studio and being like, ‘I want to try to explain the best way that I can how I felt in this moment when I found out about everything,’” Kramer tells PEOPLE regarding her husbands infidelity. “This song is exactly what happened with the break, and for my husband and I. In that moment where I found out about everything, I felt like the whole world was just spinning — like everything was just flipped upside down and it was this awful nightmare. In that moment, I didn’t want to believe that it was true and so instead I wished I would’ve been told some beautiful lies to cover up what was going on.”
In a genre that thrives on authenticity, this is about as real as it gets.