DIANA is a three-piece band from Toronto that makes post-neudisco music. It’s a bit like Blondie, if Deborah Harry had a prom-queen-type little sister who absorbed her last bit of popularity as it waned.
There was a period of time last week where I thought I was over electronic music. I was ready to turn in all my gizmos for some other fetish. Maybe small game hunting. Then I heard DIANA’s “Born Again” and I was reinvigorated. Listening to this track makes me nostalgic, twice. Once for that truly innocuous synthpop of a bygone era. Twice for essentially the same music but happening more recently and recorded poorly.
Really though, if you can get through the fairly repetitive “Class Actress” style chorus, there’s a very satisfying sax solo at the end. And it sounds like one of Clinton’s.