Diana Gordon’s new song “Once a friend” is an acoustic triumph

Hear the writer-turned-singer’s new loosie now.

September 27, 2018

Diana Gordon, fka Wynter Gordon, aka the brilliant mind that co-penned Beyonce's "Sorry," "Don't Hurt Yourself," and "Daddy Lessons," is sharing a new song today — a loosie called "Once a friend." It's a bittersweet ballad that gives off serious Tuesday Night Music Club vibes. Accompanied only by guitar, Gordon laments a past relationship. It is a refreshingly beautiful side of Gordon, one that feels stripped-down and real.

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"Once a Friend is a song I wrote about a man that came into my life and fucked it all up," Gordon wrote of the song via email. "The one great thing he did was make me feel, deeply. I never knew I was capable of such emotions. He was more than somebody I used to know… He is somebody that I will always love, but not like. We are invisible to each other now. It’s been years since we’ve spoke and I will probably never speak to him again in this life, but maybe we’ll be friends in the next."

Diana Gordon’s new song “Once a friend” is an acoustic triumph