The Voice season 1 runner-up, Dia Frampton, re-entered the spotlight recently with a heartfelt and brutally honest essay that detailed her struggles after competing on reality TV.
Now, the singer is getting ready to release her next album. Bruises, produced by Dan Heath (Lana Del Rey, Troy Sivan). Apparently the audio companion to the singer’s frank essay, it explores the highs and lows that come with the artist’s struggle.
In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Dia discusses the upcoming set, due out in March 17, and premiers the first single, “Golden Years.” The Golden Years EP will be out on digital platforms this Friday, Oct. 7
Dia describes the inspiration for “Golden Years”:
“Golden Years” is about experiencing what you thought was the best time of your life, but realizing that most of it wasn’t real. It’s also about sifting through those years, and finding the memories that are important to you. For me, my golden years were bouncing across the U.S. in an old, used van with my four best friends. We slept in parking lots, and on strangers’ floors when they were kind enough to offer. We played shows for two people, and shows for thousands of people, but we were a family, and we loved telling stories and sharing and meeting new people and chasing something. Those were my “Golden Years.”
Listen to the full song right here: