Diamond Rings- "I’m Just Me” (free MP3)

Sound it Out # 34: Diamond Rings- "I’m Just Me” (MP3)

When I was a naive and confused tween, I yearned to lose my virginity to Boy George. I later learned that a few of my male friends shared this same fantasy. Now a new generation of youth gets to feel this way about Diamond Rings.

John O is Diamond Rings. It would be easy to dismiss him as a post-80’s mix of Vanilla Ice and Max Headroom if he weren't so adorable and talented. I saw him play a small showcase last week and he completely owned the room by  throwing himself into his performance. He danced on tables and vamped like he was playing in a vast stadium instead of a tiny room holding fewer than 100 people. John's persona is a crazy mix of macho and effeminate and the show could have been ridiculous if it hadn't been delivered with such complete confidence and charm.

If there’s any justice in this world, this new Diamond Rings song will be a massive hit. “I’m Just Me” is a perfect summery club anthem with a great message about being yourself. Download it below.

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  1. This man’s image must not be constructed for me, because I look at that picture and see the douchiest looking person I’ll see all week.  

    1. I see a hipster version of Vanilla Ice.  Wait, did I just use other words to say the same thing you did?

  2. in the interests of being open-minded, I gave it a shot.  its pretty cool.  i can definitely see it rocking a dance floor.  i can also see it getting over-played, played-out, and annoying.  time will tell.

  3. He’s like an average of every single 80s synthpop star. More Max Headroom than Max Headroom, really.

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