Since PC Music spoiled us so generously back in 2014 with a continuous stream of tracks and mixes, fans of the London-based crew have had a hard time coping with the subsequent slow-down. But today is an important day for fans, not just because I used drop-cap styling on the first letter of this paragraph, but because HANNAH DIAMOND IS OFFICIALLY BACK, having stepped out from behind the camera and into the spotlight with a new 90s-flavored, trance-inflected, pitch-crazy track called “Fade Away.” It’s her first single since last year’s “Hi.” According to Hannah:
Fade Away is kind of about that horrible feeling you get in the bottom of your stomach when you can tell someone’s feelings for you have changed. It’s about trying to work out if it’s because of something you did or said, and worrying about not being good enough. It’s also about realising the person you are with likes the idea of you, or the idea of being in a relationship with you, more than they actually like you as a person. At the same time it’s about letting go of those horrible feelings and self doubt and moving forwards. The inspiration for the track comes from things I wrote years ago in my old diary, but also ties in with things that had been going on in my life when A. G. Cook and I were writing it. It’s a bit sad, but sometimes I feel like telling the whole world how you feel can be really empowering - it’s like deleting it, or transforming it into something fun and positive.
No release news yet on Hannah Diamond’s long-awaited debut, but something HUGE is coming. I can feel it in my heart.
UPDATE: Hannah Diamond is planning to release an EP later this year, followed by an album and accompanying magazine next year.
Listen to “Fade Away” below, and visit the track’s website for more PC Music goodness.