BLACKBOOK PREMIERE: Stunning New Dia Frampton Track ‘Crave’
2011’s runner up on The Voice, Dia Frampton went quickly from indie success to mainstream recognition to the hard reality of the narrow-minded music business – which she poignantly documented in a moving 2016 Cuepoint essay.
Now, more than five years since her debut album, she’s about release her follow up. The appropriately titled Bruises will come out March 3 and, free of her major label, she’s now signed to Nettwerk, who certainly know how to nurture artistry. Her stunningly beautiful, deeply visceral new single, “Crave,” which BlackBook premieres here, actually recalls labelmate Sarah McLachlan in its widescreen, ethereal atmospherics and strikingly passionate delivery – and why not? It’s a song about…slow kissing.
“‘Crave,’ is the very last song I wrote for the new album,” she reveals. “It’s about taking the time to give someone a slow kiss – about being truly present with someone on so many different levels, and about how to give yourself to someone completely. Sometimes when I fall in love, I can’t see anything but that person, I can’t think of anything else. It’s a short lived period of first love, but it runs deep. ”
It also reminds that new love always feels like young love. “Brings me back to seventeen / We were young and wild and free,” goes the deliriously smitten lyric.
Expect Dia to be one of the truly inspirational comeback stories of 2017.