Meg & Dia (MaD) make music that’s difficult to get bored of. Each performance is like a reinvention of the recorded version, each acoustic session unique in the way Dia improvs on some notes. I’ve never seen them live, and I don’t know if they’ll be in Toronto anytime soon (though, after Dia Frampton’s performances on The Voice, I imagine she might), but every video I’ve seen of them live, of their acoustic performances has blown me away. Earthy, warm, different.
A few weeks ago, I bought Dia’s Red album and it’s different from MaD, but that’s to be expected. But in an interesting way. It’s like lazy day music, with oversized sweaters, chunky socks and a cup of tea. It’s like the sun’s streaming in through the blinds, warm and yellow, and the house is quiet save for the hum of the furnace. Feel good melodies.