Where has Diana King been?
Well, the quintessential singer and songwriter and Jamaican-born and raised artiste, overcame her fight with Multiple Sclerosis and is back in the game with the worldwide release of her latest album AgirLnaMeKING, due on her birthday – November 8th.
Diana compares herself to a long distance runner; after sprinting from the starting line with mega hits Shy Guy, I Say A Little Prayer For You and L-L-Lies; she calls AgirLnaMeKING, her ‘second wind’.
Released on her own record label ThinkLikeAgirL Music, this latest endeavour will offer fans and music lovers an insight into Diana’s life and music reiterating her unique style which is contemporary, yet deep rooted in Jamaican tradition. AgirLnaMeKING encompasses Diana’s distinctive way of converging Jamaican dialect with Reggae, R&B, Soul, Dance and Pop, that has made her a standout artist since the release of the first hit Shy Guy.
“I have always believed in staying true to myself, as an artist and as a person, these new songs are ‘imperfectly perfect’ and they take you on a musical journey and show my versatility” Diana says.
AgirLnaMeKING began as a journey that encompassed true grit; inspiration and the healing that Diana needed to overcome her fight with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), which threatened to end her career. She overcame the pain by immersing herself in writing and producing music, which was both therapeutic and inspiring. The challenge didn’t deter her, but affirmed her resolve to rebound and proved to be a catalyst to fight and win. Diana received ProTools® certification, built a home studio and in 2010 launched her label, ThinkLikeAgirL Music.
“Music was my therapy and I spent every waking minute in the studio, firstly as a way to distract myself from what I was feeling physically, but by the time I came up for air I had written over a hundred songs and I felt great!” Diana recalls.
AgirLnaMeKING is a collection of thirteen (13) songs of the one hundred that she is sharing with the world.
With a strong brew of genres seasoned with Reggae, King stays true to herself and her roots as this is what makes her the unique artist millions of fans around the world have appreciated and loved and why she has never been duplicated.
Diana expresses her gratitude to her fans and music lovers across the world for their unfathomed support. “I know it’s been a long time since my last album and it’s been challenging to say the least, but I appreciate your patience and I am humbled by your loyalty, because there’s no me without you.”
Earlier this year, Diana talked about her new album “AgirLnaMeKING” and the natural therapy she gained from the music as she wrote and produced all of the songs herself, while dealing with her diagnosis of “MS” Multiple Sclerosis.
Check out her interview below:
Fall in love with Diana and immerse in her heady and delectable brew of music all over again on 11.8.11.
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