In the midst of summer Toronto smooth-pop synth act DIANA teased us with new track “Slipping Away” & now as fall begins they’ve announced the upcoming release of their sophomore LP, titled Familiar Touch. With this news the band has also released another new track. “Confession” is a glittering groovy jammer with a hidden sadness. As Carmen Elle explains…

“Lyrically the song is a snapshot of the aftermath of a relationship that’s been formed around one person building themselves up by bringing the other down. It’s probably one of our bleaker songs to be honest. There’s no resolution, just four and half minutes of somebody rubbing it in over thick drums and that Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis bass line. There might be a backstory that I could tell to shed some light on where the coldness comes from but I think I’d like that to remain a mystery, at least for this song…”

Listen to “Confession” below check out the lyrics as well.

Looking back at it all from a distance
through your sunken and hungry eyes
Couldn’t see i’d already taken
what i needed to get me by

I kept my distance
You bit your tongue
And the taste that it left in your mouth was enough to fill me up


Do you picture me solemn and silent
as I drink from a bitter cup?
Do you call on my ghost just to bear
witness to your new charade?

Well the tear that’s forming
in your fantasy
couldn’t call back a feeling you now know was not in me
not in me

I just want you to know that
there’s nothing for you
without my love

I’m not sorry
I just wanted you to know

Familiar Touch comes out November 18th. Check out the album art + tracklist below and pre-order it here. You can also catch DIANA live at the dates below.


1. Confession
2. What You Get
3. Slipping Away
4. Moment of Silence
5. The Coward
6. Miharu
7. Cry
8. Helpless
9. These Words
10. Take it Over

Tour Dates
09/22 – Montreal, QC @ Sala Rossa w/ Little Scream
11/30 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Boot & Saddle
12/01 – Washington, DC @ DC9 Nightclub
12/02 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade NYC
12/03 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
12/08 – Toronto, Canada @ The Great Hall
12/09 – Ottawa, ON @ House of Targ