Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Make Me Hate You”?
– Make Me Hate You is a really powerful piece to me, it helped me really express myself in a time where I needed to let frustration out. I honestly just hope I can also help other people feel the same way when they listen to it.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
I was dating someone who I had been with for years, and I just kept finding myself constantly making excuses for their actions and our actions as a couple. It got to the point where everything was just grey, and there were no lines or boundaries to be crossed or to hold anyone accountable for. I wrote make me hate you because at that point I was like begging him to cheat on me so that I knew I wouldn’t let myself go back to him.
Any plans to release a video for the single?
It’s definitely on the way. My team is really great at helping carry out my visions, and I know this video is going to be insane , I’ve had the concept in my head for quite a while.
How was the recording and writing process?
Very vulnerable. Brian Stearns and I broke this song apart several times. I can’t even explain to you how many hours it took to get certain things right. We just knew that it was something really special and it needed to be taken care of in a way maybe I felt lacked in the relationship I’m singing about.
What role does NYC play in your music?
Wow honestly everything. The entire NYC artist culture has completely made me the woman I am and wish to become. I feel really connected to my surroundings no matter where I am. And this city has blessed me with people in my life that I couldn’t have ever dreamed of as friends. I get to be inspired in every moment and second and it’s all a fantasy and so real at the same time.
How has Dua Lipa influenced your writing?
I think her tone is really just mesmerizing. I’ve always kind of had a thing for dark tones that are full and she has that. I instantly feel connected to that.
Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?
Definitely. You can expect my full EP very soon. It’s all coming together so beautifully, I just want to make sure it’s absolutely perfect before everyone gets to experience it. I have a really amazing group of people collaborating on something that’s very personal to me, so I know it’s gonna be great.
Any tentative release date or title in mind?
The title of the project is Artemis. And it’s gonna be released towards the end of summer. Which is also around my birthday so it’s like a nice gift to myself.
Any plans to hit the road?
I would honestly love to by the end of this year. I feel I’m ready, and I know my band is too. We’ve played all over the city and I think it’s time to conquer some more places.
What else is happening next in Diana Bidea’s world?
I’m getting ready to start the next project, I’m constantly writing and creating and growing. I think it’s important to be really open about my flaws and my journey so I do my best to continue to create in tandem with the events in my life. I want people to hear my music and actually feel it. I want it to become tangible. And that doesn’t always happen with vague verses and catchy hooks. So I’m just working really hard to constantly create awesome music.