Florida Based Band Sarah Diamond & The Soul Miners Release New Single and are Set to Play The Florida State Fair

An overdriven guitar lick comes roaring out of the darkness with a vibrant tonality that is just begging for us to chase after its supple rhythm as we enter “Doin Whatcha Doin,” the new single from Florida’s own Sarah Diamond & The Soul Miners, but the churning country grooves are only getting fired up by the time we reach the first verse of the song. Sterling strings dance like flickering flames atop a gritty percussive strut that keeps us on the edge of our seats while Diamond belts out her smooth pastoral poetry. The melodies are the size of the Rockies, and while this Penn-born and Tampa-based singer/songwriter is still getting her feet wet with the release of this single beside The Soul Miners, she’s demonstrating a natural talent in the recording studio that has critics abuzz from one side of the country to the next right now. 

Diamond’s sweet singing is the centerpiece of “Doin Whatcha Doin,” but our star’s band certainly doesn’t sell us short with the feverish riff rock that cushions her vocal track. The strings are rife with texture and emotion, the drums are lively and ready to pounce on us if given some room by the beefy bassline, and the binding rhythm keeping everything held together in the song is at once a stampede of color and yet an understated embodiment of all the passion in Diamond’s heart. “Doin Whatcha Doin” delivers a gut punch of percussion laced with smart lyricism, but the focus in the master mix is always directed towards the divine relationship between the singer and The Soul Miners. 

This mix is a lot more stylish than I was expecting to hear out of an up-and-comer new to the circuit, but then again, most everything about the music that Sarah Diamond has been dishing out lately sits outside the boundaries of the normal status quo. All of the instrumentation is arranged around the vocal, but through this erudite approach to the soundboard, it’s ensured that we’re able to absorb every stitch of sonic intensity produced in the chaos between the drums and the string section. If that isn’t the epitome of making an engaging pop song – of any variety – then I don’t know what else could be. Diamond might be the new kid on the block, but she’s already making contemporaries with twice her experience look like amateurs in “Doin Whatcha Doin.” 

There’s no debating it – I am completely in love with the sound of this songwriter’s new single, and I cannot wait to see what she does with her talent as she cultivates this artistry into a fully-developed war chest of skills.

Sarah Diamond has clearly shared a connection with music all of her life, and after years of allowing her gifts to grow and take shape without the pressures of the public eye, she’s prepared to take her rightful place atop the country music charts with a little help from The Soul Miners. She’s facing some stiff competition from an ambitious alternative country scene, but something tells me that once her music gets the platform that it needs to reach the masses the narrative surrounding the genre’s future is going to be partly forged around the style she and her band are employing so well here. 

Nicole Killian

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