Following this fall’s single release of Can We Go Up, the tune that got stuck in everyone’s head and dominated the Hype Machine Charts at #1, Paper Diamond (Pretty Lights Music / Elm & Oak) offers his follow up single, a tasty little tidbit in anticipation of his forthcoming “EP Paragon”, and it sure is a sweet morsel. With a foundation of that gritty bassline that we love so much, “Better Things” is a hip-hop tempo banger, with glitchy rhythms and buildups that crash down into melodic bleeps and bloops. It’s a fun listen that is simultaneously unexpectedly poignant, somehow employing those beats to call forth an emotion that you’d completely forgotten you could experience. Paper Diamond is in the process of the putting the final touches on Paragon, due for release in 2012, so stay tuned!
Paper Diamond is also continuing his progression across the great expanse of America, taking his beats through winter and into the New Year. Paper Diamond will be stopping by Dallas, Minneapolis, Chicago, and Memphis, as well as many others in between.
“Can We Go Up” offers a choppy dance anthem, complete with Hoover synths and electronic strings, but rearranged for a hyper dance floor.”
– Interview Magazine
“Paper Diamond’s sound has the capacity to make a packed dancefloor vibe as one.”
– Huffington Post
“He mixes dubstep’s hard-hitting beats with synthesizing sounds that make you want to dance.”
Paper Diamond has been consistently touring during the fall with his musical cohorts from both Pretty Lights Music and Elm & Oak. Through this winter leg, Paper Diamond will be joined by The M Machine (signed to Skrillex’s label OWSLA) December 18 – January 28, The Polish Ambassador (1320 Records) February 3, and Paul Basic (Pretty Lights Music) and SuperVision (Pretty Lights Music) February 4 – February 11.
If you’d like a taste of what to expect from Paper Diamond’s live performance, watch the second Turnt Up Tour Webisode, featuring Paper Diamond, Two Fresh, and Sorry For Partying, which chronicles their experiences on the road, including of course the sounds and sights of the music and fans.