Quiet and considered, this new offering from Dia is the soundtrack to dwindling autumnal twilight. The dying embers of summer excitement have faded into a momentary pause of reflective yearning tinged with a certain degree of pensiveness which is disarmingly calming. Dia’s command of instrumentation and lyrical delivery reveals a mature and well-rounded mind behind the quiet façade featured in the video for “Synchronized Swimming”.
“We recorded ‘Synchronized Swimming’ during the summer, in Venice. I had gotten Tim Carr this antique crystal inkwell at a flea market as a thank you for producing the Tiny Ocean EP, but, I loved it so much, I never actually let him take it home. We started bringing the inkwell with us on breaks from tracking, like a pet. We would put it up against the lens of the camera while driving etc. and the glass prism abstracted the images so they became kaleidoscopic. There was also some point in the summer where I became obsessed with quinceañera dresses and I decided to just casually wear one around the beach, which was both mortifying and amazing. All of the footage is really a diary of the summer and somehow became the song itself.”
Be prepared to revisit an old heartbreak and have fun doing so.