Back with a brand-new name and a soon-to-be-released album, Amanda Anne Platt & the Honeycutters are premiering their new song “Diamond in the Rough” exclusively for readers of The Boot. Press play below to listen.

A coming-of-age song of sorts, "Diamond in the Rough" is a rock-tinged, rootsy track that Platt originally titled “What You See.” The artist tells The Boot that she "just wanted to write an upbeat song that felt good to sing and play with the band."

"I think it’s one of the great secrets of being a grownup: We all just want to be somebody somebody could love," Platt says. "That being said, the road to hell is paved with good intentions.”

Platt’s intentions with "Diamond in the Rough" come across plainly in lyrics such as “Nobody ever died from a little kindness / No matter what you’ve heard / Everybody wants to be somethin’ to write home about / A little more than what you see, a diamond in the rough.”

“Diamond in the Rough” will appear on Platt & the Honeycutters' forthcoming self-titled album. After releasing four albums as the Honeycutters, the band added Platt's name to their moniker prior to Amanda Anne Platt & the Honeycutters' release. The Honeycutters also include Matt Smith on pedal steel and Stratocaster, bassist Rick Cooper, drummer and harmony vocalist Josh Milligan and Evan Martin on keys and Telecaster.

“We're switching things up a little. After four albums, I've decided to step out and start using my own name,” Platt explains. “It's something that a lot of people have encouraged me to do over the years, and I guess that 2017 just felt right.”

Amanda Anne Platt & the Honeycutters is set for release on Organic Records on June 9. Visit the band's official website for more information.

Listen to Amanda Anne Platt & the Honeycutters, "Diamond in the Rough":

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