Shea Diamond releases new song about survival
Shea Diamond has released her new song, “Smile," via Facet House. Co-written with superstar songwriter, producer, and activist Justin Tranter (Imagine Dragons, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber), Eren Cannata (Demi Lovato, Fifth Harmony), and Dan Crean (Gwen Stefani, Bebe Rexha, Anne-Marie) and co-produced by Cannata and Crean, the anthem has arrived just in time for the end of Pride month. Shea's powerful vocal amplifies the sentiment that not only can you overcome anything, but you should celebrate life even more when you do.
Filmed at the iconic Moonlight Rollerway in Glendale, CA, where we watch as the disco ball catches the light of every spot of glitter it can find, while following Shea and each rollerskater as they move effortlessly to the beat.
“This song reminds me that I'm not the victim society deemed me; I'm a survivor," Shea said. “When I was at my lowest and my life's journey became too much to bare, I felt defeated. I remember so many times I felt alone, disposable, and wanted to give up, life threw so much at me all at once.
"Now I look back on my life with a smile I never thought possible! I've moved so far from my nightmare and closer to living the American dream they said would not be accessible to me while living my truth. It reminds me they were wrong. They don't control my narrative, it belongs to me, and it reminds you as a listener that if someone like me can smile after everything I've been through maybe you can too!"
"I wanted a song that captured the roller coaster of emotions and experiences we go through in life. With the pandemic mostly over I wanted a song of triumph and celebration, one that encourages you to get up, get out, and dance!"
Most recently, Shea released “Presence Of A Legend" the original track to filmmaker Luchina Fisher's documentary, Mama Gloria, which tells the life story of Chicago's Black transgender icon, Gloria Allen.
Download or stream "Smile" here.