March 11, 2013


Listen to Diamond Rings' Acoustic Version of "Runaway Love"

It's almost impossible to write about Diamond Rings, AKA John O'Reagan, without mentioning his penchant for gender-bending fashions and/or genre-splicing songs (last year we managed to hit on both when we introduced him). But with a new version of his song "Runaway Love," recorded as part of Capitol's "One Mic, One Take" series, he's proving those labels don't do him justice, ditching the artifice (and those shoulder pads) and turning in a take on the song that is stark, startling, and sensitive.

You may think you know him, but, as this song proves, there's more to O'Reagan than meets the eye... though there's plenty to like based on looks alone.