Diane Birch’s “Speak A Little Louder”: Idolator Premiere

Soulful singer-songwriter Diane Birch will release her long-awaited follow-up to her 2009 debut Bible Belt this year, and she’s hooked up with some of the best producers around: Eg White (Adele), Steve Greenberg (Joss Stone), The Roots’ Questlove and the Dap Kings’ Homer Steinweiss, who worked with Birch on the LP’s lead single, “Speak A Little Louder”. The earthy, emotional tune is the perfect chill-out song for your upcoming weekend, and we’ve got the exclusive premiere. Check it out below.

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Like what you hear? If you’re in Austin this week, you can see Diane live at one of her many South By Southwest performances:

Thursday, 3/15
5 PM @ Lomography Gallery (912 Congress Ave.)
10:15 PM – Official Showcase: Stephen F’s @ The InterContinental (701 Congress Ave.)

Friday, 3/16
1 PM – KAMX West of the Fest, Key Bar (617 W. 6th St.)
3 PM – Quantum Collective Presents O.N.E. Coconut Water Live @ the Whole Foods Rooftop (525 N. Lamar Blvd.)

  • http://madaboutdiane.tumblr.com/ madaboutdiane

    Excellent, just as I knew it would be. SXSW peeps going to see Diane in concert are in for an amazing aural treat. Can’t wait for the album.

  • Ben

    Quel plaisir de retrouver Diane Birch avec cette superbe chanson, je guette son nouvelle album avec grand interêt. Peu d’artiste me font cette effet : autant d’impatience, passionner par la moindre info sur elle. Je crois que j’en suis fan et que je suis pas prêt de m’arrêter à apprécier cette artiste talentueuse, encore trop peu méconnue à mon gout, mais cela devrait changer… j’en suis à ma quatrième écoute, je m’en lasse pas, la grande classe Diane.

  • philbill

    yoswser. she never fails.

  • John

    Love the lryics and dianes voice but feel like the digital stuff hurts the song.