Diana’s Roads started as a music & traveling project dedicated to the late Chester Bennington, Diana’s friend & inspiration, who noticed her talent back in April 2017, while she was attending a private event for the release of Linkin Park’s latest album – “One More Light” in Hamburg, Germany.
Chester shared his microphone with her for “Battle Symphony”, only to do it again, two months later, when he came down to where she was in the crowd and gave her all of Kiiara’s parts from “Heavy”, singing the whole song together as one memorable duet, at his last show from Berlin, in front of 30.000 people.
“When your favourite voice in the world says he loves yours, all the mental barriers & doubts that prevented you from singing publicly tumble down. Chester has been my greatest inspiration and motivation since I was 11. I chose a career in Music Business & Journalism, hoping one day I’ll get to work with him & his bands.” recalls Diana. “He was the one who noticed my voice and advised me to do something about it. That’s how I started Diana’s Roads. After he passed, I found my relief in front of the microphone singing his songs & starting to write my own music.”
Born in the heart of the mountains herself, Diana returns to the core of her roots after wandering around the world as a traveler for music. Capturing the breathtaking sights of the Bucegi Mountains from her home-country – Romania, Diana is set on a hike back to pure happiness, escalating the joy of living to the highest peaks.
“Life is a series of highs & lows. When you’re up there, it’s easy to see the big picture, but when you fall & your world turns upside down, staying true to yourself & your gut is what takes you back on top,” states the singer. “Two years ago, I’ve lost one of the persons closest to my heart, the one who inspired me to be who I am today. Taking his advice and singing was what got me back on my feet. I learned how to turn heartbreaks into power, sadness into art & courage. The courage to say goodbye to situations, relationships, people and memories that held me back. The courage to risk it all for the sake of turning my dreams into reality. I hope this song will give you the courage & inspire you to live your life free and blissfully!”
The song started as a sad ballad dedicated to those who put her through a series of heartbreaks, taking her love for granted, but thanks to her producer – Andy Horjea (ARTholic), it turned into a positive alternative indie song. Diana came up with the lyrics in which she acknowledges that it feels better to be alone & rely on your own powers than to be alone in two and lose your time & energy in a consuming relationship.
A dreamer & achiever, after 12 years of managing, promoting & assisting top tier artists with their releases & tours, Diana has found her way into music as a singer-songwriter with a bright future ahead, being supported by legendary artists like Grey Daze’s Mace Beyers, with whom she has released her debut single – ‘Deadly Sunrise’ – a storming post-grunge track produced in Phoenix, Arizona. Watch the video filmed in Sedona: https://youtu.be/HG7hKHak7kE.
The end of July marked her live debut with a heartfelt concert on the main stage of Hard Rock Cafe Bucharest. Songs from Linkin Park, Stone Temple Pilots, Grey Daze & Dead By Sunrise, alongside her two singles, were performed in an acoustic show accompanied by Andrei Ducu on guitar.
Diana’s Roads’ journey started with a cover for Linkin Park & Kiiara’s – Heavy, with a video ending with her & Chester singing together the song: https://youtu.be/cqtOvY1iDQA
‘Mountain Girl’is available for streaming and download on all digital platforms.