The Last we heard of Blood Diamonds, aka Mike Diamond, was when we fell head over heels with his top summer hit ‘Heart’ last year. It turns out the electro-pop producer from Vancouver that soundtracked our 2011 summer is actually quite pally with Clare Boucher, aka Grimes.
As you will know, Grimes is the girl of the moment. Not only has her album been on repeat at HD HQ for some time now, she’s been causing a right old storm with her live performances (if you’re in London and braving Field Day this weekend, GO SEE HER).
It turns out that these two fine people have wanted to make a record for a while. The magic’s finally happened and they’ve penned their first tune, ‘Phone Sex’. The blogosphere has practically imploded over this. And rightly so: it’s brilliant.
Supposedly they wrote it “after a sleepless night in Mike’s room, sipping gin and reading Nabokov over the holidays in Vancouver,” and that it’s their “ultimate pop fantasy brought to life”, which we can just about handle. What we can’t get over is the fact that 2 weeks after writing it they performed it at a gig wearing LED glasses whilst projecting the PS2 game ‘Rez’ onto a mis-en-scene of Twin Peaks…if only we’d known.
Have a listen for yourself. It’s a pop explosion with fantastic lyrics that we hope you’re going to hear a lot more of this summer. This should go to number one. It won’t, but it should.