Diamond White Reveals the 'Fading Love Story' Behind Her Tomorrow Tape
We've adored Diamond White ever since she sang her heart out on The X Factor all the way back in 2012, and in the time since, she's only grown in our hearts.
The triple-threat singer-songwriter and actress can do it all, and we think her latest tape, Tomorrow is the ultimate showcase of her abilities as a musical artist. From "Set on You" to "Secondhand," each rich and irresistible track unravels a story straight from Diamond's experiences.
We had to find out more about how it was made, and what these luscious tracks really mean, and Diamond told us everything in the following interview:
Sweety High: What was the recording process for the songs on Tomorrow? Did the pandemic affect how these songs were made?
Diamond White: Most of the songs I finished years before the pandemic. The rest, I literally just finished in my bedroom—but that's how I record anyways, so nothing changed there.
SH: Is there a theme or through-line that runs through the songs on the tape? If so, how would you sum it up?
DW: It's a fading love story. It starts with being super infatuated, and then slowly fades.
SH: What made you decide to pick "Tomorrow" as the title track? Why do you think that song is a good representation of the tape?
DW: "Tomorrow" goes with the overall theme. I chose it because I could be head over heels today, but I might wake up tomorrow and completely change my mind. Hence, "Tomorrow."
SH: How do the songs on this tape feel different from what you've released in the past? What new sides of yourself were you excited to explore with these songs?
DW: Everything I put out is me in the moment, but this is just a lot more badass. This time around, I'm more just into myself as a person and I finally made something that I don't hate after a few months of listening to it before I put it out.
SH: What has it been like to join the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful? How are you similar to Paris, and how are you different?
DW: It's been strange because of COVID, but magical and a lot of fun. The main difference between me and Paris is her heart size. She definitely has a bigger heart. With me, if I feel weird energy, I'm out of there. But Paris stays and solves the problem.
SH: Do you have a preference between making music and performing as an actor?
DW: It's music all the way for me, which is why I think it's harder! The things that you love and care about the most are always so freakin' hard. I don't know who invented that rule, but I hate them. Haha.
SH: Are there any artists that are particularly inspiring you during these unusual times?
DW: Yeah. I've been taking a drive down memory lane and playing things I used to hear my brother or mom playing when I was a kid. A lot of Fantasia. I be screaming her church vocals around the house.
SH: Is there anything else you'd like to add?
DW: The video for my song "Tomorrow" is out now. There were literally so many near-death moments making this video, such as me almost falling out of a U-Haul and Keitaro—my video guy—almost being hit by a car. But the video is art, so it's worth peeping.
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