With the news that PC Music is winding down after 10 years of changing the pop landscape, each new release from the label is bound to come with a new poignancy. That’s certainly the case with “Affirmations,” the new song from Hannah Diamond. Extraterrestrial mall-pop built for blasting away melancholy, “Affirmations” makes the struggle for positivity sound like a battle worth fighting.”
Diamond said of the new song in a press statement: “This one particular day we were on Zoom and my carefully placed camera angle in my bedroom had accidentally shifted to reveal my ‘wall of self-esteem.’ It’s a wall of affirmations I put together when I was at a really low point and had a really negative view of myself. I decided that I would every day when I was struggling write five good things about myself and add them to my wall.
“Through the window of the Zoom, I became aware that my wall might look like a wall of madness,” she continued, “so I explained to Dave what it was. He was super supportive and after a long chat he said, ‘hey, “Affirmations” – great song title.’”