MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND’S “THIS IS MY HAND (GROUNDLIFT REMIX)” MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERES
AT NPR MUSIC

NEW EP I HAD GROWN WILD OUT MAY 19

SPRING/SUMMER FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES CONFIRMED

“…one of the most powerful and dramatic voices of the past decade.” —NPR Music

“…[Worden] has a feeling for both the grandeur and the grain, building every sweeping gesture in her music out of a swarm of small details.” —The New York Times

“…sounds like a modern-day Nina Simone…” —ELLE Magazine

The official music video for My Brightest Diamond’s “This is My Hand (Groundlift Remix)” premiered today at NPR Music and can be viewed here: http://n.pr/1FkbVi0. Of the song/video, NPR Music comments, “The video…which borders on synesthesia in its degree of sensuality, uses evocative fast cuts as Worden and others writhe and reckon with their own flesh…Worden sings with unfiltered empathy and warmth, particularly to herself, pushing her own limitations and writing her intentions onto her skin.”

The remixed version of the song will be featured on My Brightest Diamond’s new EP, I Had Grown Wild, which will be released May 19 on Asthmatic Kitty Records and is now available for pre-order. The 4-song EP also features a version of the single in French, “Ceci Est Ma Main,” as well as two new songs, “Say What” and “Bronze Head.” Of the music, My Brightest Diamond (aka singer, songwriter and performer Shara Worden) comments, “What is interesting about any remix is that by changing the instruments, and even the language, the meaning of the song takes on a multi-dimensional aspect, like staring at an object from a different angle, you see it in a new way.  The form has not changed but the environment, the dressings, the costumery has altered your perception of it's meaning. To sing ‘This Is My Hand,’ a song about the embracing of one’s own body, means something different in this time in history when there have been so many recent tragedies, where innocent people have had their lives taken from them in acts of violence and racism in both America and France. Today this is not only a song of self-embrace, but also one about the inherent right of all people to maintain freedom in their own bodies.”

In celebration of the release, My Brightest Diamond will perform at several festivals this spring and summer, including Barcelona’s Primavera Festival and the Montreal Jazz Festival. See below for complete tour details. Additionally, a new La Blogotheque Pocket Party Performance recently premiered and can now be viewed here.

The EP follows My Brightest Diamond’s highly acclaimed 2014 LP, This is My Hand, of which Pitchfork asserted, “…works on a visceral level, conjuring Worden’s intended image of tribal, fireside collaboration through a rich diversity of texture, detail, and tone…” while The Wall Street Journal praised, “At times, This Is My Hand all but commands listeners to dance” and The New Yorker described, “On her new album, This Is My Hand, she continues to reach far and wide with great success, adding marching-band rhythms and funky horns to her mix.”

For more information, please contact Asha Goodman 615.320.7753 or Carla Sacks 212.741.1000 at Sacks & Co.


I HAD GROWN WILD TRACKLIST
1. Ceci Est Ma Main (Groundlift Remix)
2. Say What
3. Bronze Head
4. Apparition 
5. This Is My Hand (Groundlift Remix) (bonus track)
6. Lover Killer (The Hood Internet Remix) (bonus track)

MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND TOUR DATES

May 31 /// Barcelona, Spain /// Primavera Festival
June 6 /// Birmingham, U.K. /// Lunar Festival
June 7 /// London, U.K. /// Field Day Festival
June 26 /// Ottawa, ONT /// Ottawa Jazz Festival
June 27 /// Montreal, QC /// Montreal Jazz Festival


www.mybrightestdiamond.com