Toronto synthpop band DIANA is back with “Confession,” the second single from a new album, Familiar Touch, that's out November 18. "Confession" disguises its lyrical hostility with upbeat synth bass and slick guitar. Syncopated Depeche Mode-style drum beats invite you into the song but vocalist Carmen Elle’s sharp lyrics quickly become cold: I just want you to know that there’s nothing for you without my love, she sings. It’s a confession of how a person consumes an ex-lover to build themselves up, with no remorse.
In an email to The FADER the group said, “‘Confession' is almost a mash up of what we've been into recently. "The drums off the top are from the emu E4x sampler and sound almost Depeche Mode-esque, and then there's the Linn Drum, really funky synth bass and a whole other layer of ambience on top. The rhythm track is inspired by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, maybe something like what it would sound like if they worked with Annie Lennox, and then there's a guitar part that comes in in the second verse that has a really distinct tone, which is the result of the fact that Carmen played it with a toonie (a Canadian $2 coin for those who don't know)."
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