DIANA – “Strange Attraction” (Stereogum Premiere)
Toronto band DIANA’s Perpetual Surrender played with the dynamic between hooks and experimental oddity, and was one of the more overlooked and original takes on synth-pop last year. Album standout “Strange Attraction” blended blocky percussion, ear-worm synths, and Carmen Elle’s smoky vocals into a song that’s wonderfully catchy, but not without its avant touches. George Bok’s new video for the track achieves a similar quality in its emotive performances, tweaked with strange details like the masks seen above and moments played in reverse. Watch it below.
Perpetual Surrender is out now via Paper Bag Records.