Best known as the lead vocalist of the cult alt-rock band Citizen, the Ohio-based singer-songwriter Mat Kerekes has shared his new single ‘Diamonds’. The track is the second single to be taken from his from upcoming solo album Ruby after the title track was released in December.
Mixing the intimate with the anthemic, ‘Diamonds’ transcends the lo-fi, acoustic-based recording style of his previous solo releases in favour of a sharper pop edge that offers a modern take on timeless rock sonics. ‘Diamonds’ is accompanied by a surreal music video directed by Johnny Chew (Rainbow Kitten Surprise, The Bronx).
The album, Ruby, finds Kerekes showcasing his versatility as a singer-songwriter. Incorporating elements of pop and alternative, it boasts massive choruses, dynamic arrangements and infectious melodies. ‘Diamonds’ is released on Black Cement Records in the States, the label headed by Will Yip (producer of Turnstile, Angel Du$t and many more), and via Parlophone in the UK.