It’s been quite a while since we’ve heard from breakout Canadian vocalist POESY, her last drop was the Glassbox Confessional EP which she released last year and was lauded by both fans and press alike. Now, The Toronto-based singer-songwriter returns with another pop-rock belter in the form of her latest single for ‘Diamonds’.
‘Diamonds’ is a dark and powerful number that details the up’s and down’s of battles with self-doubt and inner turmoil, as well as mental health issues like anxiety and depression, which often go hand in hand. Unfortunately, most of us will experience a bout of low mood or a depressive episode at least once in our lives and POESY acknowledges this and hopes that her song can bring fans the same healing and perspective that it provided her.
“’Diamonds’ is at its core, a song about experiencing a dark time and trying to drag yourself through to the other side. It’s about the pressure you put on yourself that leaves you with dark inner turmoil. I’ve dragged myself out of that countless times so I hope ‘Diamonds’ can do that for someone else. I called it Diamonds because they’re a substance that is made under huge amounts of pressure, but they’re also so valuable – just like we are. So be gentle with yourself…”
Gorgeously composed and written, the drums lead the instrumentation of the song, bubbling slowly and building towards the chorus’ approach with POESY’s vocals commanding the Americana-style storytelling in her usual, effortless fashion. As the chorus breaks, the song explodes into a powerful crescendo of rumbling drums, guitar chords and of course, POESY’s powerful vocals. The result is a song that’s hauntingly ethereal and universally relatable.