Killer Life

Album: Diamonds And Studs (2009)


  • This is a track from New York alternative rock band Morningwood's sophomore full-length album, Diamonds and Studs. After leaving Capitol Records, Morningwood became the first band to be signed by VH1, and this was their first release on the entertainment giant's label.
  • Vocalist Chantal Claret told AntiMusic that this song reminds her of her mother. She added: "Today is what would have been her 62nd birthday. The song basically means everyone dies so you just have to keep going on with your life."
  • Claret explained the album title to The Associated Press: "I really knew what I wanted the artwork to look like: I wanted the whole thing to be studded. I've been totally obsessed with studs. I've never seen [cover art like that] before. And then I was looking at old movie titles and sent this huge list to Pedro and 'diamonds' was one of the things listed. We were having a pow-wow and came up with, Diamonds and Studs. It just feels like a perfect representation of us as a band; soft and hard and dirty and clean and girly and manly. We just feel like, on the record, some are diamonds and some are studs."


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