Title - 'Misadventure'
Artist - Diana DeMuth
For those not in the know, Diana DeMuth released her debut album, the quite magnificent Misadventure this past September 25th, 2020 via Creaky Gate Records.
Restless and ready to pave her own way, DeMuth has burst onto the singer-songwriter scene with an arresting perspective about life, love and self-discovery.
Growing up on the coast of Massachusetts, DeMuth was immersed in a bohemian upbringing where she moved from place to place with hippie parents.
That same restless spirit inhabited DeMuth. After seeing The Avett Brothers from the front row when she was 13, she was enamored with their raw performance and hunger on stage.
Indeed, in that very same moment, she knew she wanted to be an artist one day. So at 19, after going to college for one week, DeMuth 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.
1. 'Hotel Song'
2. 'Into My Arms'
3. 'Rose of Nantucket'
4. 'The Young & The Blind'
5. 'Steady Rolling'
8. 'All The Liars'
9. 'In Ivory White'
10. 'Already Gone'
In her travels, DeMuth spent time in London. Feeling aimless, she ended up writing the opening track, the melodically dulcet 'Hotel Song.' “I just busted out of this hotel / Took all of my belongings / And I ran for it,” DeMuth belts out in the opening line over stark keys.
For DeMuth, the song was a breaking point: a door opening into a new chapter of her life. The track’s vagabond chorus evokes the liberating feeling of driving down an empty road with nothing but your dreams, destiny and the windows down.
Next up is the foot-tapping, euphorically upbeat beauty, 'Into My Arms' which is backed by the lo-fi wanderlust of 'Rose of Nantucket,' the immensely sanguine, pop bounce storytelling of 'The Young & The Blind,' and then the piano-led ballad, and cover of a Two Gallants’ track, 'Steady Rolling.'
The gently vibrant, mid-tempo singalong 'Signs' is yet another glorious allowance for us to listen to the unique vocal expertise brought forth by DeMuth, and that's followed by the low key Americana found within both 'Photographs' and the exultant 'All The Liars,' with the album rounding out on the delicate, graceful piano work of 'In Ivory White,' closing on the Americana folk sensibilities of 'Already Gone.'
DeMuth delves deeper into the message and inspiration of the song, 'Into My Arms' by saying: "Into My Arms is about breaking away from what holds you back, like small town talk, toxic relationships, dead-end jobs, and how liberating that feels."
"It’s the kind of song you stomp your foot and sing at the top of your lungs to. Whenever I sing it I’m always reminded of summers when I was young and driving around late at night with the windows down."
"There’s a joy to it that I love and it’s message speaks to the album as a whole. I hope people feel that joy and release when they listen.”
As for 'Steady Rolling,' DeMuth says: “Every time I play Steady Rolling I feel it in my bones. Something about this song and the way we recorded it feels unhinged and honest; it’s a pillar of the album."
"My producers Simone Felice and David Baron helped guide me to a place of being able to sing this in the raw and emotive way it wanted to be heard. I felt strongly about putting this song out now given the current climate and how uncertain these times are."
"I feel like the world needs music now more than ever and to feel connected through it. There’s a line in the chorus that goes, ‘And if you should ever need me, I’ll go wherever you lead me’."
"At its core, Steady Rolling is about humanity and how powerful and unrelenting our need for one another is.”
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