Diana Gordon shines in front of the mic on “The Legend Of”

Chances are you’ve heard a Diana Gordon song before. You certainly have if you listened to/watched Beyoncé’s Lemonade (Gordon has writing credits on “Don’t Hurt Yourself,” “Daddy Lessons,” as well as being responsible for the perfect “Becky with the good hair” line on “Sorry”). And she lets you know it on “The Legend Of,” her first single released as Diana Gordon. After performing as Wynter Gordon for some time (appearing on Flo Rida’s 2009 hit “Sugar”), she strips away the stage-name for the first time, and the result is a personal, compelling song that should certainly help in making Gordon a household name.

After years of refining her songwriting, it’s no shock to hear a song so sharply written. Her vocal performance, on the other hand, is a revelation. Her charismatic performance is highlighted by her boast proclaiming “I just got a fat check from Beyoncé!” She’s quick to remind this isn’t the end of a feel good story, this “ain’t a myth, ain’t a fable.” There’s no moral to the story, just Diana Gordon flexing her muscle. And her checks.

 

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