Diamond Thug Releases Choo Choo
Leading up to Diamond Thug’s release of their debut LP in April 2018, the 4-piece band has just released a new single. The single, ‘Choo Choo’, presents a dark electronic tone comparing a lover’s quarrel to a medieval battle. The name ‘Choo Choo’ is a playful twist derived from the chorus’ harrowing lyrics: “Chewed you up, you’re tired”. This perhaps offers a glimpse into the dichotomy of minds in a toxic relationship.
As the song unfolds, a labyrinth of arpeggios, guitar melodies and varying synthesizers come and go until finally culminating in a powerful, psychedelic ending. A crescendo of sound mirrors the crescendo of tension. The band offers little resolve and instead leaves the listener with a taste of the experience.
Since their formation, Diamond Thug has continually evolved. They’re always striving to create a unique sound that stays true to their perspective. Their music glides through dream-pop, skittish, off-kilter electronica & psychedelic-rock, creating cosmic-influenced ethereal soundscapes, which swirl below Chantel’s haunting, yet beautiful melodies.