The music of My Brightest Diamond has always been a bit out there. It features a very non-traditional sound when it comes to pop music, oft with orchestral movements much more suited for classical music than popular. Add to that the eccentricities of front-woman Shara Worden, who’s blood runs with music – both mother and father were musicians as was a grandparent, all of whom seemed to have a bit of gypsy in their blood.
The influences of a wide variety of musical styles and genres has literally led to Worden’s project My Brightest Diamond, which blends seemingly countless styles for a sound truly original both in musical arrangement and Worden’s own vocal styling.
This can be easily heard on her new track “Reaching Through To The Other Side”. The song is off My Brightest Diamond’s new LP, All Things Will Unwind, out October 18 on Asthmatic Kitty Records. Here you can also hear accompaniment from chamber orchestra yMusic, who has also accompanied the likes of Bon Iver, Antony & The Johnsons, and Rufus Wainright.