ABOUT LITTLE HURT
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As a kid Colin Dieden's baseball nickname stuck as “Little Hurt,” a nod to Frank “The Big Hurt” Thomas. He'd all but forgotten the name until recently but it was a natural moniker for his new venture.
“It’s part of my past, so it felt right for the future,” he explains. “When I think about it, I can see, smell, and hear the Midwest in the summer. The memory was so clear [and] I have so much attached to it.“
After nearly a decade of writing, playing and touring with The Mowgli's Colin wanted to share a new side of himself and began writing for what would become Little Hurt in early 2019. “There were things I needed to say by myself. I started writing about who I am and my life totally unfiltered. I’ve got a complicated head and can be my own worst enemy. I’ve battled anxiety and depression forever so I built a place to deal with these heavier subjects. I’m not always the happy guy; but I’m happy opening up like I have here.”
Alongside producer/collaborator Rob "Ruffian" Ellmore, Colin recorded a handful of demos which caught the attention of RED Music, who signed him immediately.
Influences from Jack Kerouac to Louis The Child, Crosby Stills Nash & Young to Major Lazer, The National and The Smiths, helped fashion a dreamy and dynamic style rooted in ethereal production and candid lyrics.
“When you hear the music, I want you to feel like you’re not the only crazy person in the world,” Colin leaves off. “We’re all a little hurt, and it’s okay.”