WE REVIEW THE NEW SINGLE ‘GIRL WITH NO LAST NAME’ BY DIANÑA
Fierce, energetic, and fuelled with attitude, what more could you want from an alternative country artist? Dianña’s latest creation states that you will listen, you will enjoy (hopefully) and will find yourself looking through the rest of this iconic songwriter’s discography.
The latest single ‘Girl With No Last Name’ is armed with a gritty guitar riff that chomps its way through every verse and chorus with ease. The guitar then ventures into a different world of its own when it lets rip on a stunning guitar solo.
Dianña’s vocals are prominent and best described as powerful. There are times where the lyrics don’t flow that easily off the tongue and in some places feel slightly rushed, but it gives the track a different, complex feel, making it stand out even more.
Having written the song while trying to change her own last name after being in an abusive marriage, Dianña states that when she tried to choose from her previous last names, she realised that she didn’t want any of those either.
Recorded in the home of country music, the track was put together in Nashville by Grammy-nominated producer Mark Needham, who’s worked alongside Dolly Parton and Chris Isaak.
I love the empowerment in the track that states ‘you don’t want to mess with me’, it’s relatable and will make anyone remember their worth.
The laughter right at the end reminds me of Joni Mitchell’s Big Yellow Taxi, a brilliant ending with even more layers of sass.