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Graham Clark
Features Writer
8:21 PM 24th September 2020

Interview With Diana DeMuth

You might not have heard of Diana DeMuth. The singer/songwriter has a new single out called Into My Arms taken from her debut album Misadventure, being released on 25 September.

Diana DeMuth - photo credit Ashley Osborn
Diana DeMuth - photo credit Ashley Osborn
Produced by Simone Felice & David Baron, the soaring, new single comes complete with a cinematic music video that depicts a heist -- sheep masks and all. DeMuth is joined by Wesley Schultz of The Lumineers, who she was set to tour with before this year's concert cancellations. The video is directed by Nicholas Sutton Bell and produced by Neighborhood.

Diana delves deeper into the message and inspiration of the song, saying, "Into My Arms is about breaking away from what holds you back (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 to at the top of your lungs. 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 its message speaks to the album as a whole. I hope people feel that joy and release when they listen."

Simone Felice, who was named one of Billboard's Top 10 rock producers right now, produced DeMuth's forthcoming, debut album, Misadventure, due out in 2020, along with David Baron. Felice has also worked with The Lumineers, who DeMuth has announced tour dates with, as well as with Jade Bird, Vance Joy, Bat For Lashes, Noah Kahan, Phoebe Bridgers, Felice Brothers, Conor Oberst, and Matt Maeson.

With a few surprises coming, and stadiums that will soon be filled with DeMuth's voice, melodies and story, 2020 will surely see her name stamped on new fan's hearts. I asked Diana about the single and album.

Hotel Song is great! Are the lyrics personal to you?

The lyrics are very personal to me, yes! I began writing the song in a hotel room in London. I was feeling like I wanted more out of life and this song was the beginning of a big shift for me.

Your debut album 'Misadventure' is out soon (Sept 25th) - what can we expect?

I’m so excited for people to hear this record. It takes you on a journey for sure. I always think of it as a great record to play while you’re driving. I put my all into it and I hope it strikes a chord with whoever listens.

How did Simone Felice get to produce the new album?

I reached out to Simone when I started writing the album. I’m a big fan of his work and I knew he was my guy.

It must be frustrating for you not being able to get out on tour and play the songs to your fans?

Yeah, of course it’s frustrating. However, the silver lining of all of this has been more time to write and record new ideas.

Have you met any of the musicians who inspired you?

Yeah I’ve been lucky enough to open up for two of my biggest inspirations, The Lumineers and Glen Hansard.

Have you ever been to northern England?

I’ve been lucky enough to visit England several times. I love spending time in Manchester.

What is your favourite country you have visited?

Probably England or Ireland. London is one of my favourite cities in the world and Ireland has the most incredible scenery.

Is there anything that you are scared of?

Elevators. I hate elevators.