Following the success of his previous two singles, “Kiss Somebody” and “Day Drunk”, Australian singer-songwriter Morgan Evans released his new song, “Diamonds” on Friday, November 8th. It’s a song that matches his story perfectly, and it marks the official start of the next chapter of his life.
The banjo serves as a bass line and melody in this song, and there’s a simple, non-distracting drum beat that compliments the first verse very well. Halfway through the first verse, you can hear some slide guitar, which isn’t unexpected, considering Evans is a big fan of traditional country and bluegrass. (Watch him perform song “Young Again” with a bluegrass band here!) As soon as the chorus starts, kick-drum surprises the listener and the song really picks up from there.
Lyrically, the song is about Evans finding love unexpectedly, and it’s not the kind of love that burns out fast. It’s the type of love that’s forever- hence the title. “I found you like a treasure/Girl you made me better/I love you like a diamond/And diamonds are forever”, he sings on the chorus. It’s clever, and a timely song to put out, as he approaches his second wedding anniversary with fellow country star Kelsea Ballerini.
“I wrote ‘Diamonds’ for my wife and I’m so stoked to release it as a single,” Evans shared in a press release. “It’s is a fun love song, but deeper than that it celebrates that journey, from lost to found, you feel when you meet that person and everything changes, forever. I handpicked my dream band for the session and I can hear each of their personalities in the record. It just sounds really fresh to me, I’m really proud of that, I can’t wait to start playing it live!”
The song was written by Evans, Evan Bogart, and longtime-collaborator Chris DeStefano. The track was also produced by DeStefano, who produced his last LP, Things That We Drink To. It’s unclear when his second album is going to come out, but this is the first song off the new project. It still sounds like Evans, but it definitely has more production elements this time around.
“Diamonds” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.
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