Delain’s Diana Leah Reveals The Life-Changing Influence Of Celine Dion And Linkin Park

In a recent interview with Kerrang!, Delain’s lead singer, Diana Leah, shared the 10 songs that changed her life, and surprisingly, one of them was Celine Dion’s iconic ‘My Heart Will Go On.’ Despite being part of a metal band, Leah found inspiration in Dion’s powerful vocal abilities and felt compelled to develop her own singing skills in response.

Leah reflected on the impact ‘My Heart Will Go On’ had on her, noting the extraordinary range, power, and control in Dion’s voice. She said:

“This might sound like a weird choice from someone in a metal band, but it was quite a moment when I first heard this. I had no idea a human being could do such things with their voice. All those high notes, the power and control. It inspired me through the years to learn how to do the same. When I truly understood how much hard work and patience are involved in building a singing voice, my respect for Celine grew all the greater.”

Another pivotal song for Diana Leah was Linkin Park’s ‘In The End.’ She explained:

“I got into metalcore and even screamo, but it was Linkin Park that really opened my mind to heavier music. It’s not that heavy as a song, but its intro and the way it builds up… wow. I became obsessed with it, as it was so different to anything I’d heard previously. That chorus is iconic – I was hooked, and after that it was easier for me to relate to the intensity of the metal genre.”

As Diana Leah shared her life-changing songs with Kerrang!, it’s evident that her diverse influences have shaped 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 inspirations transcend genres. Additionally, 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’ all hold special places in her heart.