My Brightest Diamond is the moniker of experimental pop
musician Shara Worden.
Shara was raised outside Detroit by a family of musicians (mom was an organist, and dad played accordion) and she studied multiple instruments while growing up. She pursued an Opera degree at University of North Texas, and later studied composition under Padma Newsome (of Clogs and The National
). Shara first began attracting attention when she performed in Sufjan Stevens
’ backing band, and was an opening act for Sufjan’s Illinoisemaker tour. Her debut album was released not long afterwards.
My Brightest Diamond
- Bring Me the Workhorse (2006)
- Tear It Down (2007) 13 different electronic artists remixing tracks from Workhorse.
- Misfits, Orphans, and Hooligans (2008) A collection of b-sides.
- Inside a Boy single (2008)
- A Thousand Shark’s Teeth (2008)
- Shark Demos EP (2008)
- From the Top of the World single (2008)
- Shark Remixes (individual volumes released digitally 2009; CD box set released 2010)
- Vol. 1 – Alfred Brown
- Vol. 2 – Son Lux
- Vol. 3 – Roberto Lange
- Vol. 4 – DM Stith
- All Things Will Unwind (2011)
- Sarah Kirkland Snider: Penelope (2010). Shara Worden and Signal perform the music.
- Clogs: The Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton (2010). Shara sings on six tracks.
- Letters to Distant Cities (2011). Shara Worden and Clare Mulduar Manchon read poems by Mustafa Ziyalan.
For individual song collaborations, see the list on Shara’s website
Provides examples of: