Toronto’s John O’Reagan is on fire and we’re a little late in saying so but nonetheless, on fire! First The D’Urbervilles and now his little side project Diamond Rings has turned into more than just buzz.
His super low voice and shyÂ overall demeanorÂ are pitted against theÂ emotive lyrics in most of the tracksÂ on his latest albumÂ Special Affections,toyingÂ with contrasts of masculinity and femininity. He wrote most of theÂ the albumÂ back in 2008 while battling aÂ severe attack of Crohn’s, so it’s pretty safe to say he’s not screwing around in his intent, considering he almost died.
After the album dropped late lastÂ month via Secret City RecordsÂ along with the newest video, O’ReaganÂ began touring madlyÂ in the UK, returningÂ to the west coast of Canada as well as the US next month. Check out the new video forÂ “Something Special” below.