DIA – Tiny Ocean

DIA – Tiny Ocean

Feb 03/2016

Dia’s vocals deliver a delicacy that is emotionally tranquilizing with lyrics that pack heartfelt sincerity. A sweet, serene single, effectively creating an infectious and polished sound.

Recorded in Los Angeles with the help of Joey Waronker (Beck, REM, Atoms for Peace), Tim Carr (HAIM) and Frankie Siragusa (TheLAB), it makes for an impressive release of shimmering melody draped in a relaxed yet radiant glow.

Dia’s “Tiny Ocean” is taken from her upcoming EP with the same name via Heliophila due out this Spring. Catch Dia live this Thursday at the Railway Club in Vancouver.

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