Agirlnameking, Remedy For Illness

Diana King
Diana King is a dreamer, a quintessential singer-songwriter who has immense willpower and boundless belief in the ability to achieve whatever you dream.
To co-incide with her birthday tomorrow (November 8), King will also celebrate the worldwide release of her latest album, AgirLnaMeKING.
Diana compares herself to a long-distance runner. After sprinting from the starting line with mega hits Shy Guy, I Say A Little Prayer For You and L-L-Lies, she calls AgirLnaMeKING her “second wind”.
Released on her own record label, ThinkLikeAgirL Music, this latest endeavour will offer fans and music lovers an insight into King’s life and music, reiterating her unique style which is contemporary, yet deep-rooted in Jamaican tradition. AgirLnaMeKING encompasses King’s distinctive way of converging Jamaican dialect with reggae, R&B, soul, dance and pop which has made her a standout artiste since the release of the first hit, Shy Guy.
“I have always believed in staying true to myself, as an artiste and as a person. These new songs are ‘imperfectly perfect’ and they take you on a musical journey and show my versatility,” said King.
AgirLnaMeKING began as a journey that encompassed grit, inspiration and the healing that King needed to overcome her fight with multiple sclerosis, which threatened to end her career.
She overcame the pain by immersing herself in writing and producing music, which was both therapeutic and inspiring. The challenge didn’t deter her, but affirmed her resolve to rebound and proved to be a catalyst to fight and win. King received ProTools certification, built a home studio and in 2010 launched her label, ThinkLikeAgirL Music.
“Music was my therapy and I spent every waking minute in the studio, firstly as a way to distract myself from what I was feeling physically, but by the time I came up for air I had written over a hundred songs and I felt great!” King recalls.
AgirLnaMeKING is a collection of 13 songs of the 100 that she is sharing with the world.
The lead single, Yu Dun Kno, featuring Indian artiste Gunjan, brings out King’s versatility and confluence of global genres.
This track is the only one on the album which is co-written and co-produced by King, Handel Tucker and Paul Kastick.
This electrifying single successfully brings together an intoxicating mix of King’s Jamaican, African and Indian heritage and will leave listeners moving to the beats.
King’s vocal mastery is on point in Yu Dun Kno as she delivers exceptional range alongside seasoned reggae rapping in a way only she can.
With a strong brew of genres seasoned with reggae, King stays true to herself and her roots, as this is what makes her the unique artiste millions of fans around the world have appreciated and loved and why she has never been duplicated.
King expresses her gratitude to her fans and music lovers across the world for their support.
“I know it’s been a long time since my last album and it’s been challenging, to say the least, but I appreciate your patience and I am humbled by your loyalty, because there’s no me without you,” King said to her fans. —Jamaica Gleaner

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