Colin Dieden Talks About the Origins of His Solo Project 'Little Hurt' & New Single "Alaska"

The Mowgli's singer makes his solo trek

July 17, 2020

We have big love for Little Hurt.

Colin Dieden spent his twenties writing upbeat songs about sad things and touring the world in his band The Mowgli's. Embraced critically and internationally, The Mowgli's sold out their shows and accumulated nearly 200 million streams, but in the midst of the success, Colin found himself drifting into more personal material, so he went solo.

“I wanted to tell a story that was entirely my own,” he explains. “There were things I needed to say by myself. I started writing about who I am and my life totally unfiltered. I’ve dealt with a lot of issues. I’ve got a complicated head and can be my own worst enemy. Anxiety is something I’ve battled forever, so I built a place to deal with these heavier subjects such as the struggle with depression. I’m not always the happy guy; but I’m happy opening up like I have here.”

Currently, Little Hurt’s single “Alaska” has cracked the Top 40 on the alternative radio charts!  That’s something to celebrate.

Watch his chat with Kat Corbett as the talk about the origins of Little Hurt, performance anxiety and no he’s not baking sourdough bread in quarantine.

Listen for “Alaska” on KROQ Locals Only Sunday nights at 10pm. And check out the official video here:​