Posted On 13 Jul 2018
Meet the Montreal singer-songwriter Sara Diamond! Her latest single is called “Fool” Stream the track here: https://soundcloud.com/iamsaradiamond/sara-diamond-fool-prod-by-brody-gillman Or on Spotify.
The R&B/pop inspired singer spent 2017 releasing singles about the ups and downs of love. Those singles put her in Spotify’s Viral Top 50 chart (US and Canada) and numerous other Spotify certified playlists.
“It’s easy to feel like a fool when we give other people the power to control how we feel. No one can take away my happiness except my own ego. This song is about taking my power back and becoming the woman I know I can be.” – Sara Diamond
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“We’re here to tell you that [Sara] can not only sing anthems, she can make them too.” – Noisey
“A kaleidoscope of sounds, merging flowing curtains of whimsical production with floor-shaking bass, providing an engaging soundscape for her high-class vocal delivery. She might be new to the US Pop scene, but her new and improved vibe has plenty of reach.” – UPROXX
Learn more about Sara Diamond in the following All Access interview:
Thanks for your time, Sara!
My pleasure! Thank you for the awesome questions.
Where does this interview find you now? What’s on tap for the rest of your day?
I’m about to wrap it up for the night and head to bed.
Overall, how do you think 2018 has been treating you and your music career?
Input = output. I spent the first half of 2018 resetting my energy, and now I feel more ready than ever to create.
Growing up, was music always a big part of your life? Can you recall your first ever musical experience?
Some of my earliest memories:
-Singing for my mom’s Children’s record label (then KIDZUP, now Kiboomu Kids Songs)
-School field trip (organized by my epic mom) to a CD pressing plant
-Singing Everybody’s Got a Story by Amanda Marshall with my mom in the car (my mom has been a huge influence and inspiration in my life and career).
What has the biggest surprise so far about making music your career?
The illusion of success vs. the action towards success. In the world of social media, it’s easy to be consumed by the elements of life that aren’t beneficial to your personal growth. Taking a step back from what I believed I needed to do in order to have a successful career in music and towards what works for me and my life purpose was the best thing I could have done. Understanding how important self-confidence and love is was also a huge surprise. Life-long journey!
When do you hope to put out more new music and a full collection of new songs?
My EP will be coming out in September 🙂
We are currently living through a very trying and politically charged time right now so I am curious to know how your own music is reflecting this time period? If you don’t think it is, why is that? Would you say that other musicians are making music that has been influenced by this climate?
To me, when any song is created from a good place, it is going to have a positive effect on individuals, communities, society, and the planet. Whether it’s through directly commenting on the political climate we are in, or indirectly fostering introspection in people, to help develop their own opinions, beliefs, and values, we’re making good change. For me personally, with where I’m at on my own journey, I believe I have been able to help people gain their footing when their hearts are breaking.
If I can make a difference in one person’s life, and help them feel as though they aren’t alone, give them a reason to keep going, I’ve done my job. It’s so easy to stay macro without ever diving in – we’re all just people trying to get by, trying to be heard, trying to be loved. I think if we listen a little more, we’ll find the answers we’re collectively looking for.
What has it been like keeping up with your social media accounts and all the different platforms? Is it hard to stay up to date on it all?
It’s tough. I’ve threatened to ditch my smartphone for a flip phone numerous times. But I’m now seeing the beauty in the connectivity of social media – we’re creating communities based on interests and energies, that aren’t threatened by physical borders. It’s really beautiful.
Who are some of your favorite artists or rather, what musicians have continued to inspire you and your music? Who would you absolutely still love to work with in the future?
India Arie, John Mayer, John Legend, Joni Mitchell…too many to name. I would love to write a song with Joni Mitchell. That would be a dream come true. Her poetry is gorgeous. I would also love to write a song with my mom, Billy Joel, and myself. My mom was heavily inspired by Billy when she was growing up. Helped her find her way. It would be a really beautiful moment.
If you were going to be stranded on a deserted island forever, what musical item would you take with you?
Record player with unlimited vinyl 😉
If your music was going to be featured on any TV show that is currently on right now, which would you love it to be on?
I haven’t been watching enough TV lately – so I’ll have to ask my friends and get back to you 🙂 But anything with lots of feels.
At the end of the day, what do you hope your fans take away from your music?
That there is beauty everywhere, even in the pain. Life is meant to be felt and experienced in all of its colours and shadows.
Where can our readers connect with you?
IG- @iamsaradiamond or twitter @saradiamond
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