The New Orleans-via-San Francisco based singer-songwriter Abby Diamond seized our attention nearly a year ago, when her kaleidoscopic and shimmering chops were featured on the slow-roiling single “SingleCell” by NOLA peers YUGEN. The time lapsed has had this virtuosic neo-soul vocalist working tirelessly, honing her skills in countless live performances and collaborating with progressive electronic producers to unearth her sound. It’s paid off. We’re incredibly honored to premiere her debut solo effort, the first in a series of collaborations with Froyo Ma that stemmed from the NOLA beatmaker’s Bill Murray and Scar-Jo-sampling (Lost In Translation) production “I Live All Alone.”
In a counter-intuitive gesture, Diamond lays down stunning vocals and original lyrics over a pre-existing track rather than the other way around. The beat is crisp, cool and invigorating, bellowing with reversed audio clips and slow-step arpeggiated synthesizers, but Abby Diamond’s soft, elegant tenor contributes a dynamic new layer to the silky salience. “I Live All Alone (Abby Diamond’s Figure Remix)” is the first offering from her forthcoming four-track EP Down, Down, Deep. Also premiered on Indie Current is Abby’s music video for the single, a gorgeous visual shot in San Francisco and directed by Oliver Hamilton, which you can—and so totally should—watch above.