Lately I’ve found myself enjoying Diamond Studded Shoes by Yola, which came out in April 2021. It’s a fun little journey but it carries a strong and somewhat depressing message that things (gestures vaguely at everything) “ain’t gonna turn out alright”.
Here’s what Pitchfork has to say about the song:
“Diamond Studded Shoes,” which blossoms from a barroom rave-up into a fiery dance-at-the-revolution anthem, gains steam each time Yola reaches its chorus, which rhymes “gonna turn out right” with “we gots to fight.” Read the rest here.
Watching and waiting for answers
Hoping we might see the light
You beat it into us like a hammer
So don’t you tell me it’ll be alright
When we know it isn’t
We know it isn’t