Blonde Diamond return with “4am Eternal”
If you have ever felt like there has been something holding you back from trying something new, now is the time to embrace the strange. Shaping a soundscape of dreamy synth-pop bliss with unapologetic, captivating lyricism, Blonde Diamond have been on a trajectory that is hard not to be dazzled by.
The Vancouver based dream-pop band Blonde Diamond (who we featured last year) have graced stages across Canada, Europe, Australia, the US, and India, sharing bills along the way with stalwarts such as Portugal. The Man, Broken Social Scene, Bishop Briggs, Chromeo, and Mother Mother.
Blonde Diamond’s newest offerings hone in on their strongest assets—frontwoman Alexis Young’s vocal prowess, reinforced by the band’s ethereal instrumentals. The first course they’ve prepared for us, “4AM Eternal” was released on January 10th. Equal parts sexy and accessible, swirling guitars are accentuated by arpeggiated bass synths and snap-tight rhythms, and a bridge that is sure to lure you in to their siren call.
As they careened toward the end of the decade, Blonde Diamond smartly took a conscious step back from their guns-ablazing approach to prepare themselves for the next chapter of their career, shedding their former name (Youngblood) and paring down to a 4-piece powerhouse. Now, as Blonde Diamond walks the catwalk into 2020, grab a front-row seat to catch all the new delights they’ve prepared.
The group tell us that “4AM Eternal” is a song about sexual autonomy and finding power and confidence in multi-love. It’s an indulgent, fantastical love note to being open about unashamedly exploring your desires and really not giving a flying fuck what other people think. We recorded the track at Spotify’s Secret Genius Studios in LA, working in collaboration with producer and Pharrell collaborator, Jesse McGuinty, who performed the sax solo as well. “4AM Eternal” emphasizes that it’s okay to feel electrified by your own power”.