Following the release (3 years ago) of their impressive LP ‘Perpetual Surrender’, Toronto based Carmen Elle, Kieran Adams and Joseph Shabason, collectively known as DIANA, are ready to share a new single entitled ‘Slipping Away’.
Speaking of their sleekly complex and yet sweetly urgent synth-pop tune, DIANA’s Kieran Adams reveals: “‘Slipping Away’ is basically a song about trying to be a better person…It’s about trying to uncover the layers of experience that you build, the things that create your world that aren’t necessarily under your control, and trying to let go of boundaries that you might feel enclosed by. Pride and expectations do so much harm to individuals and society and we often push away enlightenment because we have a flawed image of what a positive shift feels like, and we choose comfort instead of change.
It can be a struggle and I think that’s reflected in the track. It’s dance music at its core, but we were trying to balance the elements that feel a little more ‘heady’ and introspective with elements that are more visceral. It takes an effort of both mind and body to pull yourself away from old habits, and separate the pride and regret that are sedimented into our life experience.”
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