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"Wasted Youth" - Diana Gordon (you need to hear this)

Diana Gordon, formerly known as Wynter Gordon, released the EP "Wasted Youth" earlier this year. Gordon has been around since the mid-2000s, penning songs for Mary J. Blige and Jennifer Lopez. Most notably, Gordon contributed writing to Beyoncé's masterpiece "Lemonade," which says all you need to know right off there.

But in her own right, Diana is more than a formidable talent. Although she's released work as a solo artist since the early 2010s, it was after "Lemonade" made its mark on the world and she went back to her birth name (Diana) that her career has switched to warp speed. 

In particular, the "Wasted Youth" EP sticks out for seamlessly blending R&B, soul, electropop, and grunge. It's a very unique - and immediately addicting - listen. 

Hear the title track below:

Here's the anthemic "Woman," which came out in 2016:

Don't know how I've been sleeping on her music so long, but going to be remedying that going forward. She also was just featured on the duet "Kerosene" with experimental musician Yves Tumor.


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