The New York singer/songwriter plans on releasing her debut project this summer.
Update, 6/21 6:47 PM: I had the pleasure of stumbling across Diana Gordon this past February while attending a show for Brent Faiyaz’ Sonder Son tour in Philadelphia. The singer/songwriter is a Queens, NY native who got her start in the music industry back in 2005. Being a new artist who didn’t know much about the industry to begin with proved difficult for her career. Performing under the stage name Wynter Gordon, she took a step back from music for a few years to get her mind right.
She re-emerged in 2016 when she released her very personal single “The Legend Of” under her real name, Diana Gordon. The single was the first of many to illustrate her true life story. A month after releasing her single “Kool-Aid” off her upcoming EP, Gordon returned with a visual to accompany it.
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KOOL AID MUSIC VIDEO . LINK IN MY BIO 🌱Thank you to the beautiful team of amazing souls who helped me bottle innocence and art and put it into a video . Thank you to the kids , Kaity and Seijani , my starsssss. They brought all the magic . 🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸 Director: Diana Gordon & Billy Walsh Producer: Jake Agger DP: Luke Hanlein Stylist: Karen Veliz + Jamie La’Snoot Makeup: Setsuko Tate Hair: Jamie La'Snoot Editor: Adam Zuckerman Kid 1: Seijani Goodin Kid 2: Kaity Daniels Production Co.: Industry Plant Production Design: Olivia Gibian @billywalsh @lasnoot @jakeagger @o_g_official @bbgeisha @setsukotate @kaityparis @_z_u_k_ @industryplant @shamellbell 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤MUSIC PRODUCTION BY @NOISECLUB
The video was directed by Gordon herself along with some assistance from Billy Walsh. With a moss-covered guitar in hand strumming on a moss-covered couch, the singer belts out her childhood memories in this heartfelt video. The video recalls her days of being a mother figure to her younger siblings, using the beverage Kool-Aid as a strong metaphor for the comfort she provided.
The single was inspired by her little brother who she found after missing for 16 years, struggling with schizophrenia. The singer wrote and recorded the single after moving to LA and reuniting with her brother. She spoke with Pigeons and Planes about him and her process behind recording “Kool-Aid.” “After I would come from the supermarket I would go and wash him in the shower, clean him and the walls from whatever he threw on them that day and then go home and put some words down, hum some melodies.”
“Kool-Aid” is a single expected to appear on her upcoming EP rumored to drop sometime this summer.
Watch the visual for “Kool-Aid” below.