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A Quick Interview With Diamond Rings

You may know Diamond Rings. I first heard him in Toronto, oddly:  his homebase. Or you may not know him, but you should. Also, I know I promised not to do a lot this week, because I need to focus my energy elsewhere, but this is a special circumstance! 

I honestly didn't expect this to come back so fast, but here we go- a few questions with the extremely unique Canadian singer-songwriter, aka John O'Regan:





UC: What was your impetus behind your new album?
John:  "Free Dimensional" is about embracing my own diversity as a person and
artist through the medium of music.

UC:  You were/are touring with fellow Canadians Stars. How did that go?
John:  Great! We played some really classy venues and had some really
enlightening conversations with the band about music and life. They're
now really good friends.

UC:  How does color figure into your work? It seems like a strong theme for you.
John:  Colour is not as important to me now as it was in the past. Now I'm
finding myself much more concerned with shape and form. Colours are
useful as a way to attract attention, and perhaps that's why my early
videos and photos are so full of them. However, at this point in my
career I'm really interested in creating powerful shapes above all
else.

UC:  I've noticed you have a ton of varied influences. Which are the
most influential on your work right now?
John:  DEVO, Kraftwerk, NWA and cubist art theory and criticism from the
early 20th century.

UC:  You toured with Robyn. Do you ever think you would collaborate?
You both are rather similar, I think.
John:  I'm open to collaborating with anyone if the timing is right. At the
moment I'm just trying to focus on my own music and accompanying live
show. Once I get back in the studio anything could (and usually does)
happen!

UC:  What are your plans for the remainder of 2012/2013?
John:  Touring, writing, touring, writing, emailing, touring, writing!


This boy is gold.  Thanks John!


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