Diane Arkenstone, David Arkenstone – She Reigns Through Tears – song by Diane Arkenstone, David Arkenstone | Spotify (Spotify)

“Airy, almost unreal vocals seep through the general lyrical mood. Such an interesting characteristic distinguishes this composition from many others earning the attention of many listeners. Magic music and great listening pleasure!”

“Через общее лирическое настроение просачивается воздушный, практически внеземной вокал. Такая интересная находка выделяет эту композицию среди многих других и заставляет обратить на себя внимание. Волшебная музыка, нереальное удовольствие от прослушивания!”


Neo Pacifica Recordings announces the release today of a new single by iconic instrumentalists Diane Arkenstone and David Arkenstone. Titled “She Reigns Through Tears,” the track is taken from a forthcoming album, Avalon: Between The Earth And Sky, which is a follow up to their classic album Avalon: A Celtic Legend. The magical, fully orchestrated track produced by both, features Diane on guitar and vocalizations and David on keyboards, guitar, mandolin, penny whistle and programming. Accompanying them is Luanne Homzy on violin and viola.

The highly imaginative fantasy narrative of Avalon is continued on the new single, but from a feminine point of view. They note: “’She Reigns Through Tears’ represents the Queen's old life being torn from her, yet as Queen, she has the responsibility to carry on. Behind the crown she wears a stoic face and hides a saddened heart, while deep inside a powerful change is being born.”


For well over 20 years, musician Diane Arkenstone has gained worldwide acclaim with her extensive repertoire of distinctive instrumental recordings which garnered much success within the ambient, health and wellness circles. Diane has incredible success with Neo Pacifica, the independent label she launched with David Arkenstone in the late 90’s. Yet at heart, the singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist--who recalls penning her first song at age three, four years before she first picked up an acoustic guitar—has always been a soulful storyteller, passionate and artful at weaving emotions through a perfect blend of graceful melodies and poetic words.

Diane’s success in the realms of Celtic, global and Native American music is unparalleled, both as a recording artist and label/owner entrepreneur. Having seen the challenges her then-husband and frequent musical partner David Arkenstone was having with the big labels he had signed with, Diane—without any formal business training—launched Neo Pacifica Recordings and her publishing company Mulamu Music, with the simple goal of releasing their own music.

She has never let the lines of genre stop her from exploring the depths of music and where it can take her.

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It is said that David Arkenstone brings a bit of magic to every project he does. That, along with over 30 years of experience and knowledge working in the film and music industries, 4 Grammy nominations, 22 Billboard hits and over 65 albums in release makes David one of the most prolific and established composers of our time. This world-renowned multi-instrumentalist has captivated audiences since he broke onto the scene in 1987 with his debut album, Valley in the Clouds. David’s distinctive tracks are unique fusions of cinematic rock, classical and world music which create “soundscapes for your imagination.”

Bringing incomparable diversity to his work, David enjoys creating a full range of diverse tracks from epic orchestral to minimalist scores. Whether a sweeping fantasy or dramatic score, simplistic piano solo, World of Warcraft game track, NBC Sports theme or a TV commercial, David delivers. And he is equally at home in studio or on tour when orchestras play his music. David enjoys touring and meeting his fans from around the world. “One of the most exciting things about performing live is the interaction I receive from the audience,” says David.

An adventure-seeker, David loves to travel and enjoys photographing the world. “My recent trips to Iceland, Asia and parts of Europe will surely inspire new music. I love to take listeners on journeys with me and I’m honored and surprised by how powerfully people respond to my music.”

David looks forward to taking your imagination on an adventure!

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Reviewed by Nagamag on December 3, 2021