The song appeared on the singer-songwriter’s 2021 album, ‘Stand For Myself.’
Yola was one of the performers at this year’s Coachella music festival in Indio, California. The festival’s official YouTube channel shared footage of Yola performing “Diamond Studded Shoes” from the event’s first weekend.
“Diamond Studded Shoes” was one of the songs that appeared on Yola’s latest studio album, 2021’s Stand For Myself. The LP earned Yola a 2022 Grammy Award nomination for Best Americana Album.
“This next one – it’s a song about not letting yourself be divided, not letting ourselves be divided,” Yola told the Coachella audience while introducing the Stand For Myself single. “There was a time I thought that we could really just figure our way through this thing, but I don’t think so. I think we’re going to have to pull our thumbs quite squarely out of our asses and undo this whole divide and conquer mind game. So that’s the subject of this song.”
Earlier this year, Yola released an updated arrangement of the track, entitled “Diamond Studded Shoes – Reimagined.” Watch Yola perform “Diamond Studded Shoes” at Coachella 2022 below: