Discovery: Aayushi

Diamond Girl is the beautifully delicate new track from Birmingham-based acoustic singer songwriter Aayushi.

By Graeme Smith

Accompanied by acoustic guitar Diamond Girl has an incredibly intimate feel. Aayushi’s vocals are gentle but quivering with emotion, like a nervous confession delivered directly to the listener. The lyrics, rich in imagery, are infused with nostalgia and a certain hope.

Aayushi has been writing and recording music since the age of 17, inspired by the likes of Bon Iver and Neutral Milk Hotel. Now 25, her music feels wise beyond her years and has been rightfully been garnering a lot of attention in the blogosphere and on SoundCloud.

You can hear Diamond Girl below. If you like your music on the emotive and stripped-back side, be sure to follow our Raw Stuff playlist on Spotify.