That we have here an exercise in eclectic modern pop rather than pure synth recreationism is evidenced in the crunchy guitar lines of “Runaway Love” — or the unexpected rap interludes (which listeners will find divisive). This fuck-you assertiveness (even in the absence of the “fuck”) proclaims a defiance that chimes with the mainstream pop paradigm (if also nodding to O’s characteristic play across a range of gendered stereotypes). It’s a mood that replaces Special Affections’ dark-edged tint — and, as a further nod to pop’s now-characteristic biographical qualities, closer “Day and Night” is a customary narrative of the travails of touring.
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Diamond Rings to perform at Osheaga this year
Cool beans! Diamond Rings is set to perform at this year’s edition of Osheaga Music & Arts Festival this summer in Montreal. Other performers include Vampire Weekend, The Cure, Mumford & Sons, New Order, Phoenix and much more. We’ll keep you posted when the day-to-day schedule is out so you don’t miss Diamond Rings outside…
Diamond Rings opens for OMD on upcoming tour
Diamond Rings is proud to announce that he will be supporting British New Wave pioneers, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) through two strings of shows in April and July, which include Canadian dates in Vancouver and Toronto. Currently in the midst of his headlining Runaway Love tour in Western Canada, Diamond Rings has also…