Delain’s lead singer, Diana Leah, recently listed the ten songs that transformed her life in an interview with Kerrang!, and strangely, one of them was Celine Dion’s renowned ‘My Heart Will Go On.’ Despite being a member of a metal band, Leah was inspired by Dion’s tremendous vocal powers and felt obliged to improve her own. Leah reminisced on the impression ‘My Heart Will Go On’ had on her, praising Dion’s voice for its incredible range, strength, and control. She stated: “This may seem like an odd choice for a metal band, but it was quite a moment when I first heard it.” I had no clue a human could perform such amazing things with their voice. All of those high notes, all of that strength and authority. It inspired me to learn how to do the same over the years. “When I realized how much hard work and patience it takes to develop a singing voice, my admiration for Celine grew exponentially.”
Another significant song for Diana Leah was Linkin Park’s ‘In The End.’ She elaborated: “I got into metalcore and even screamo, but Linkin Park was the band that really opened my eyes to heavier music.” It’s not a particularly powerful tune, but the start and the way it builds up… amazing. I grew intrigued with it since it was unlike anything I’d ever heard before. That chorus is iconic – I was hooked, and it became easier for me to relate to the intensity of the metal genre after that.” Diana Leah revealed her life-changing songs to Kerrang!, demonstrating how her different influences impacted her as an artist. From Haddaway’s ‘What Is Love’ to Linkin Park’s ‘In The End’ and even Celine Dion’s ‘My Heart Will Go On,’ Leah’s influences span genres. Thirty Seconds To Mars’ ‘A Beautiful Lie,’ Within Temptation’s ‘Ice Queen,’ Delain’s own ‘Tainted Hearts’ and ‘Mirror of Night,’ Hans Zimmer’s ‘Now We Are Free,’ Loreen’s ‘Euphoria,’ and Jason Hayes’ ‘The Shaping of the World’ are other favorites.