Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Kristin Diable has seen it all — from a variety of locations, ranging from her native Louisiana to New York, where she also spent a great deal of time. All those influences come to light in her evocative new album, Create Your Own Mythology, which will be released Feb. 24.
Billboard is excited to bring you an exclusive track preview from the album, “True Devotion.” We’ll let Diable explain the inspiration: “I was on a wild tour around Europe the summer I wrote most of this, and I found myself in Tangier, Morocco, during Ramadan,” Diable told Billboard. “I hadn’t planned it that way, but that’s just where the trip led me. All through the night and all through the day where I stayed, the people there were singing chanting and praying, in the mosques, through the streets, drumming and parading and practicing acts of devotion in such a way that made me think about it in a much deeper sense than I’d never really considered before. Being engulfed 24/7 in such active devotion struck a chord and inspired the song…true devotion is far more than a gesture; it’s a full-bodied constant acceptance of being.”
Enjoy the exclusive track below: