Q & A with Diamond Rings


Q: When did you first know that you wanted to be a musician?

A: I didn’t really! I just knew that performing and singing brought me

pleasure and joy so I kept at it. After awhile I started playing more

and more and eventually it became my job!

Q: What artists inspired you to start performing/recording?

A: Mostly my friends who were already making music in Toronto. People

like Katie Stelmanis of Austra, Owen Pallett, and John Caffrey of Kids

On TV.

Q: What process do you go through when you write?

A: I try and try and try until I finally do. Sounds simple, but it’s not!

Q: How did music help you express who you are?

A: Music has given me a means of describing my window onto the world. The

thing I like about music best is that there aren’t many rules and the

ones that do exist are always made to be rewritten.

Q: How do you feel music can help save lives?

A: I don’t know if it can but it can definitely bring joy and comfort to

someone who may otherwise feel alone in the world.

Q: Are you releasing any new music or touring soon?

A: I’ll be touring throughout the summer with Orchestral Manoeveurs In

The Dark (OMD) across Canada and America as well as making appearances

at a few select festivals.

Q: Where do you see music heading in the future?

A: Hopefully the recording and production of music will continue to be

further democratized and made more accessible to a wider range of

people of all ages and backgrounds. I think music is a great way to

connect across cultures and hopefully we’ll see more and more people

pushing boundaries and bridging gaps in the culture.

Q: Any words of advice for other musicians trying to make it or

trying to find their voice?

A: Work as hard as you can but remember that at the end of the day it’s

still supposed to be fun. Slow and steady always wins the race.

Check out Diamond Rings online and purchase his latest release Free Dimensional

Check out his latest video for “Runaway Love” below

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