watch: “i’m just me” – diamond rings

Let me tell you a story about the first time I saw Diamond Rings.  It was a day party in the middle of SXSW, meaning everyone there was hungover.  The show was in some abandoned field.  It was unseasonably hot, and there was approximately 6 square feet of shade.   If I was supposed to perform, I probably would have just stood in the corner of the stage and grumpily plowed my way through the set.

But I am not John O’Regan, aka Diamond Rings.  He ignored all the not-so-awesome aspects of his set-up and performed like he was playing a sold-out show.  And for that reason, I will always have love for Diamond Rings.

He has a new album coming out this fall via Astralwerks.  It was co-produced by Damian Taylor, who’s worked with Björk and Robyn, so you know you’re in for something good.  There’s no date for the release yet, but you can get a taste of it from the first single, “I’m Just Me.”  The video features a killer mixture of lasers, voguing, and killer fashion:


Watch for: the neon nail polish at 3:02 that you wish you could pull off in real life.

  1. I saw Diamond Rings open for Robyn in Minneapolis last year, I had no idea who he was at that point but was totally blown away. Loving his new stuff, can’t wait for the new album!

  2. This song totally blew me away. Interested to hear the rest of the album.

  3. …there are some nice late Depeche Mode undertones here and i like the deep tones of his vocals.

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