Grammy-nominated country music songstress Cam is back with a fierce new single from her upcoming sophomore album. The single is titled “Diane.” Influenced by Dolly Parton’s classic hit “Jolene,” the single brings a touch of classic country into mainstream territory.
“Diane” was co-written by Cam, Jeff Bhasker, and Tyler Johnson, the same team to co-write the smash hit “Burning House.” It’s a narrative of love and repentance – one where the other woman openly apologizes to the spouse of her lover. It takes you on a journey lyrically.
I promise I didn’t know he was your man
I would have noticed a gold wedding band
I’d rather you hate me then not understand
Cam, who sings from the other woman’s point of view, takes us on a journey of betrayal and mistakes. Her grievous vocals flow ever so effortlessly on the uptempo track. A fierce soulful melody with daunting lyrics blends so perfectly on this track. Each line is brilliantly sung.
“‘Diane’ is my response to Dolly Parton’s ‘Jolene.’ It’s the apology so many spouses deserve, but never get. The other woman is coming forward to break the news to the wife about an affair, respecting her enough to have that hard conversation, once she realized he was married. Because everyone should be able to decide their own path in life, based on the truth. Women especially should do this for each other, since our self-worth can still be so wrapped up in our partners. And in true country fashion, I’ve set the whole raw story to upbeat music so you can dance while you process it all.”
It’s beautifully written and inspiring song. Cam is an organic storyteller. Songs like “Diane” aren’t just songs, they are a piece of art and a number one hit.