Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Diana Gordon has dropped “Wasted Youth, an eight-song EP whose lyrics examine her relationships with men and how not having a father impacted who she chose and attracted.”
Reflecting on the project, Gordon wrote, “‘Wasted Youth’ is mostly about my love life and experiences with men. I didn’t have my father to learn from, so his absence was a great opportunity to learn from life. Most of the songs represent my phases of maturity and the types of men I was attracting at those times: from fuck boys with bad intentions that seemed good and tortured artists to intelligent, well-spoken savants. The lyrics in a few of the songs are not a journal, but more so a mood.”
Referencing the “Wasted Youth” title, Gordon explained it reflects one painful relationship in particular. She explained, “For the better half of my twenties and years after, I dated one guy. If this was ‘High Fidelity,’ that relationship would be, ‘the #1 most hurtful.’ The one that left the biggest imprint. Our story didn’t have the fairytale ending I was promised. He defined my literal youth for me, and although I am forever young and my inner child is still happily thriving, I can’t help but feel that the time I spent with him was wasted time that I’ll never get back.”
“Wasted Youth” is now available on all streaming platforms. Check it out on Spotify below.