Diego Garcia - "Stay" MP3 (PopMatters Premiere)

by PopMatters Staff

13 April 2011

Diego Garcia, the former frontman of Elefant, releases his solo debut this week, an album written to heal a broken heart.

Diego Garcia, the former frontman of Elefant, releases his solo debut this week via Nacional Records. Laura is already doing well at radio, with perennial trendsetting KCRW playing tracks often and the artist has also snagged an upcoming Starbucks “Pick of the Week”, which should substantially raise his profile as folks pick up those little download cards while waiting in line for their lattes. The album was inspired by a break-up, always good for inspiring songwriting. “I made the record to survive,” Garcia says. “I had to heal my heart. In other words, I had to get my girl back. It was time to write a record that only my story could tell. Artists like Sandro, Roberto Carlos and Julio Iglesias were early pioneers in what I like to refer to as a movement of romanticism in music. It only made sense for me to pick up where they left off.”

4/13 - Joe’s Pub (New York, NY)
5/3 - DC9 (Washington, DC)
5/10 - DC9 (Washington, DC)
5/18 - Cafe 939 (Boston, MA)
5/24 - World Cafe Live (Philadelphia, PA)       
5/25 - Cafe 939 (Boston, MA)
5/31 - World Cafe Live (Philadelphia, PA)
6/4 - Anthology (San Diego, CA)
6/5 - Sainte Rocke (Hermosa Beach, CA)
6/7 - Detroit Bar (Costa Mesa, CA)
6/8 - The Echo (Los Angeles, CA)

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