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‘Hotel Song’ leads the way, a potent, lyrical, literate display that traces Diana DeMuth’s path of self-realisation. It’s a dose of heaven” – Clash Magazine
Following the emotionally charged anthem, ‘Hotel Song’, rising star Diana DeMuth returns with the devastatingly beautiful ‘Rose of Nantucket’. The release comes after a pair of very special London shows with producer and collaborator Simone Felice (Bat For Lashes, The Lumineers, Jade Bird) at The Slaughtered Lamb.
With ‘Rose of Nantucket,’ Diana returns to the restlessness of ‘Hotel Song’, her smoky vocals chanting the chorus: “If you get lost in the howling rain / Cause some fucker changed that sign post to lead you astray.” Speaking of the track Diana said, “I feel ‘Rose Of Nantucket’ touches on the human experience of being alone and how powerful it is when we’re able to connect with another person.”
Directed by Nicholas Sutton Bell, Diana commented on the video, “The living portraits we incorporated are a big part of what brings this song to life.
Each portrait has a loneliness to it but when strung together there’s also a feeling of camaraderie and a reminder that we’re not really ever truly alone, which is exactly what ‘Rose Of Nantucket’ is about.”
Growing up on the coast of Massachusetts, Diana was immersed in a bohemian upbringing where she moved from place to place with hippie parents. That same restless spirit inhabited Diana: she always had a sense that there was something out there beyond where she grew up and that existence. At 19, after going to college for one week, Diana left because she was certain music was her path. For the past five years, she’s focused on just that, spending her time traveling and playing small gigs around America, while waitressing and honing her craft.
Diana and Simone teamed up with Simone’s long-time collaborator David Baron at a Catskill Mountain house overlooking the Shokan Res
ervoir outside Woodstock where the music flowed quickly and freely, and together they began to record.