It's been three years since DIANA emerged with Perpetual Surrender, the Toronto group's first album of crystalline-yet-durably danceable pop. "Slipping Away," the first song from their upcoming second album, presents a knotty new twist on their sound. Perhaps that's got something to do with the overwhelming theme of rejecting self-doubt at work on the song, its web of elated electronics and frontwoman Carmen Elle's soft, loungetime vocals building to a joyous climax.
In a statement to Stereogum, the band's Kieran Adams discussed the song's themes. "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."