featured image: self portrait by Hannah Diamond, co-photographer Carina Kehlet Schou
PERFORMING SOLD OUT SHOWS IN NEW YORK CITY, LOS ANGELES, AND SAN FRANCISCO THIS MONTH
London-based multidisciplinary artist Hannah Diamond releases her sophomore album Perfect Picture via PC Music. The full-length album features big pop production while broaching vulnerable and personal territory previously untraveled by the pop star. Perfect Picture cascades across twelve glistening, experimental pop tracks including the focus track “No FX” and the recently shared singles “Poster Girl,” the title track, which arrived alongside a video directed by Christopher Tym, and the empowering anthem “Affirmations.”
Kicking off next week, Hannah Diamond is bringing her show to the physical realm in North America with headline shows in Montreal, two sold out dates in New York City, two dates in Los Angeles (second date sold out), and a sold out show in San Francisco. Following shows in the U.S., Hannah will head back to Europe to perform in Paris this November and Antwerp and London this December. Full routing can be found below and tickets are available HERE.
Following on from her critically-acclaimed 2019 full-length debut Reflections, which solidified Hannah’s popstar persona across the cultural digiscape, Perfect Picture, includes co-writing credits from Kesha, The Nervo Twins, Cecile Believe, and more in addition to co-writing and executive production by Scritti Politti’s David Gamson (Kesha, Chaka Khan, Charli XCX), is Hannah Diamond’s big pop album. The sophomore album sees Miss HD straddle the line between the mainstream and the underground. Exploring inward on and off the screen, in front and behind the camera, the album marks a new chapter for the artist, both sonically and as a performer. Hannah shares, “This album is more focused on who I am on the inside, a multi layered self portrait. I’m the girl you already know but grown up. I’m more self assured and exploring my dreams.”
The London-based multidisciplinary artist has spent the last ten years creating her own self-portrait: a 360-degree universe that combines her visual and sonic artistry. Coming of age at the onset of Instagram and social media, Hannah Diamond is a digital native, having released her first single “Pink and Blue” in 2013. Using the internet as a tool to freely explore her identity beyond the limits of the IRL – “it’s transformative – you can become who you want to be” – she arrived online at a time when conversations surrounding digital identity were still in its infancy.
Operating between the extremes of the uncannily synthetic and the earnestly sincere, her music deconstructs notions of ‘pop perfection’ by offsetting crystal clear, high-definition production with intense vocal processing and unexpected lyrics and melody lines. “I’m really interested in the intersection between a person and their image – how we build these self portraits of ourselves in online spaces,” she explains.
As a founding member of PC Music, Hannah Diamond has played a pivotal role in shaping the London label’s sonic and visual identity at the start, making images for herself and her peers – for example, SOPHIE and QT – and even going so far as to do her own retouching. From her origins as a bedroom pop star, she uses the imagery of the teenage girl’s bedroom to explore her own interiority.
Check out Perfect Picture above and find full live dates and album details below.
Upcoming Live Dates
Tickets available HERE
10/13 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB
10/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere – Zone One [SOLD OUT]
10/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere – Zone One [SOLD OUT]
10/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge [second show added due to demand]
10/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge [SOLD OUT]
10/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop [SOLD OUT]
11/22 – Warsaw, PL @ VooDoo
11/24 – Barcelona, ES @ Nitsa Club
11/28 – Paris, FR @ Le Petit Bain
11/30 – Prague, CZ @ Fusch2
12/1 – Antwerp, BE @ Trix
12/6 – London, UK @ Heaven
12/9 – Helsinki, FI @ Aaniwall
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