Acclaimed singer/songwriter Cam will be sharing her holidays with millions this Thursday, November 23, as she appears in the 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, one of America’s favorite seasonal spectaculars. During the two-and-one-half mile parade route on 34th Street in New York City, the Grammy, CMA, ACM, CMT and AMA nominated artist will ride the Domino Sugar float, and, perform her new single, “Diane,” which will be telecast on NBC.
This week, “Diane,” a preview of new music from Cam’s forthcoming 2018 Arista Nashville/RCA Records album, arrives at country radio. Officially impacting radio on Monday, December 4, the new single was co-written by Cam, Jeff Bhasker, and Tyler Johnson, the team behind her Platinum-certified #1 smash, “Burning House,” which remains the most-downloaded song by a female country artist released since 2015. Bhasker (Harry Styles, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars) and Johnson (Harry Styles, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran) also produced “Diane,” as they did Cam’s widely acclaimed 2015 major-label album debut, Untamed.
Inspired by the storyline of Dolly Parton’s classic “Jolene,” the driving, tempo-rich track “Diane” was described as “the exhilarating first taste of her upcoming second LP” in a recent Cam feature in Rolling Stone Country. As the article expounded, “The confessional tale from the perspective of a remorseful woman as she reveals to her ex’s wife that she was unaware he was married while they were involved, ‘Diane’ bounces along to a carefree beat – think vintage ABBA/Fleetwood Mac – but at its darker heart is an earnest plea for understanding, forgiveness and female solidarity.”
In a recent People.com interview, Cam explains the importance of the message of “Diane.” “The truth is, there are so many people that have gone through this that I know. There’s such a weird stigma that you can’t talk about this because it either reflects badly on you or you feel vulnerable, you’re supposed to suffer in silence or if you see it from the outside, you’re not supposed to tell. I wrote it because this is the apology and the forthrightness that I think people deserve from each other.”