"I promise you, this is like nothing you've heard before."
-B. Washington, LYRICAL LEMONADE
"...a new, cathartic concoction of sound."
-K. Williams, NEW NOISE MAGAZINE
"...not just a crazy experiment, it's also genuinely fun to listen to."
-A. Sacher, BROOKLYN VEGAN
From the back of the room, the picture is clear…
“Diamond Life 2” is a calculated sum of disparate parts, a musical mosaic in which jagged pieces of genre produce a cohesive whole that is as focused as it is varied. Like the edges of its pieces, each contribution from the broad but carefully curated scope of collaborators is pointed and intentional. Collaborators that include 8485, blackwinterwells, Cindytalk, Darcy Baylis, Donovan Melero (Hail the Sun), Don Devore (Ink & Dagger, Collapsing Scenery), Chris Taylor (pageninetynine), Fleming Valenzuela (Modern Color), GFOTY, Hoodwtch, Jaye Naima, jeancantskate, Judy Mitchell (Record Setter), Kid Trash, Kitty, Knife Girl, Kreayshawn, Lord Byron, Lucy Lohan, Matthew Embree (RxBandits), Meredith Ramond (Soft Blue Shimmer), Petal Supply, Sam Ray (Teen Suicide), Seth Babb (Funeral Diner), Steve Choi (RxBandits, Lil Peep), Tanukichan, and wstdyth.
Hospital Gown is the multifaceted vision of Dallas, TX songwriter/producer Rich Loren Balling of The Sound of Animals Fighting (Equal Vision, Epitaph) and Pyramids (Hydra Head, Profound Lore), who emerged from a long period of debilitating anxiety to craft a cathartic narrative traversing themes of nostalgia, regret, depression, fatherhood, human idiosyncrasy, and gender normality, delivered through a penchant for pop, classic screamo, and electronic musics.
Always almost tearing from the sonic fabric but never quite, the 14 songs on “Diamond Life 2” take taut strands of programmed drum beats, trance synths, and midwest emo guitars, and weave them into a glitching tapestry that appeals to even the most selective electronic pop, indie pop, and hyper pop enthusiasts. Produced, Mixed in Finland by Knife Girl, and in Atlanta by Daniela Rivera (Rihanna, Selena Gomez). Additional production by Rich Loren Balling, Steve Choi, Matthew Embree, Hoodwtch, Petal Supply, wstdyth. Mastered at Metropolis London by Stuart Hawkes (Charli XCX, Stormzy). AVAILABLE NOW on all platforms, via Born Losers Records.
From the back of the room the picture is clear…
It’s been a shit year, and you feel compelled to move closer.
Diamond Life 2