Diane Gentile unveils her new album The Bad & The Beautiful and invites you to Lace Up Your Sneakers in her new single and video — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Arriving on the heels of the single Walk With Me, a stunning collaboration with Alejandro Escovedo, the N.Y.C. singer-songwriter’s album is out now via Velvet Elk Records. Enveloping listeners in a tapestry of sharp wordplay, juicily woven narratives, and that unmistakable N.Y.C. rock n’ roll flair, The Bad & The Beautiful is an ode to characters who test boundaries, push limits, and navigate the complexities of life with a touch of glorious tragedy.
To celebrate the release, Gentile has shared a video for Lace Up Your Sneakers, featuring James Maddock. Vividly narrating the tale of a carefree slacker who met an untimely end, set against the pulsating backdrop of invigorating disco, Maddock’s vocal and guitar perfectly complement Diane’s hauntingly pristine vocals.
The Bad & The Beautiful reveals the stories of Diane and her community of artistic eccentrics. From introspective folk-rock tracks like Dance ’til Dawn to gritty rock anthems like Shimmy and Sugarcane, Diane’s music traverses a rich musical landscape, capturing the essence of her vibrant and diverse influences.
Although she is rooted in the vibrancy of NYC, Diane’s influences span legends like David Bowie, Lucinda Williams, The Rolling Stones and literary maestros like Henrik Ibsen and William Shakespeare. The eclectic amalgamation of these inspirations results in songs that exude the energy of punk rock, and the depth of classic literature. With a history of sharing stages with artists such as Richard Lloyd and Steve Wynn, and collaborations with the likes of Escovedo and Chuck Prophet, Diane’s artistry continues to command attention.
The Bad & The Beautiful was crafted in collaboration with producer Merle Chornuk at Atomic Sound Studios. Diane’s band of Gentle Men, including Colin Brooks on drums and Jason Victor on guitar, deliver a powerful and dynamic sound that bolsters her introspective lyrics and captivating melodies.
A native New Yorker, Gentile grew up in Flushing, Queens, surrounded by a musical family. That early exposure, coupled with her innate talent, led her to become a self-taught pianist and songwriter from a young age. Over the years, Diane has honed her craft while working in the music business, gaining invaluable knowledge and nurturing her passion for songwriting.