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Ever since she released her debut EP in 2013, Highland Park native Irene Diaz has captivated with her stark love songs, delivered in a honeyed voice, intimate and direct like a heart-to-heart conversation.

Her forthcoming debut album “Lovers & Friends,” though, dials up everything,

Consider Diaz’s new single “Another Observer,” the album’s lead track, arriving Tuesday via Cosmica Artists, home to artists such as Carla Morrison, the Marías, the Red Pears and Loyal Lobos. It’s a fully realized modern pop confessional, with the torch she carries for her love interest burning brightly over the soundscape fashioned by producers Alejandro and Demian Jimenez. It’s a bold initiation to her new aesthetic.

It was through the Latin Grammy-winning Morrison (who executive-produced the album) that Diaz met the Jimenez brothers, and the singer-songwriter worked with them in Mexico City over a span of two years to make the album. “When I first started this project back in 2017, I had this idea the music was going to be very much like Adele, very gospelly, and it took a twist from there,” Diaz says. “They just pulled apart my songs, which is something I wanted. I wanted to challenge myself and break away and see what someone else could do, and I really got that.”

But, she adds, “It was difficult for me to do it. The songs had been written and I thought they were the best they could be, but (the Jimenezes) pushed me and there was a lot of push and pull, but I’m really happy with where they took me and how they came out.”

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As for the fiery “Another Observer,” Diaz says it’s “about an unrequited crush I had on a friend. I was 23 and it was my first experience with a girl. Working on this song in the studio brought me back to those dramatic feelings.”

Irene Diaz’s rich, sultry voice has only become more expressive with age and is seemingly without fault in any genre she sings. “Another Observer” was produced by the Latin Grammy-winning Carla Morrison along with her production team of Alejandro and Demian Jiménez and will be included on a full-length due in 2020. It is an airy power ballad perfectly suited for her voice as she makes her way through the ravages of a lost love. If my heart hurt like this, I would want a voice like hers to mourn the loss.”

“Lovers & Friends” will be out in 2020.

Irene Diaz is Los Angeles’ modern day Torch Singer Songwriter. Within only a short amount of time Irene has gained national acclaim. Anyone who hears your voice will wonder where you have been all this time”.

In late 2011 Irene began a career move making her way into the music scene playing at various venues around the Los Angeles area, from small coffee shops to eventually playing well known singer songwriter venues such as Room 5 and Hollywood’s House of Blues. In February of 2012 Irene’s song I Love You Madly caught the attention of NPR Alternative Latino’s Jasmine Garsd after by chance opening an email from production company Mucho Music based in L.A. which featured a live video performance. Jasmine Garsd featured the song on her program and said “you can’t fake the soul… Irene is so believable in her emotion.”

In fall of 2012 Irene began the production of her first E.P. titled I Love You Madly. To help fund her project, Irene raised over $10,000 backed by supporters using the website Kickstarter. With the help of these funds, Irene was able to produce and record her E.P., make a music video for Crazy Love, and fund her way to the East Coast for a small tour .

July 31st 2013 release date of “I Love You Madly”, Irene celebrated her CD release party at the classic noir downtown venue The Edison in front of a packed crowd. “She brings back classical American soul and blues and elevates it to a whole new level for today’s audience…. quite possibly, someday (Irene) could join Ella and Nina and Billie and Rosemary as a queen of torch.”

Los Angeles Singer Songwriter Irene Diaz steadily building stateside she recently played the SXSW festival after funding her intial EP through pledges via Kickstarter, she has toured as part of a latin American collective

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Singer Songwriter from los Angeles started out playing coffee bars starting to obtain national success.