Dia The Libra is a multifaceted and gifted musician and performer who has developed her own genre of “Hippie-Hop.” Her unique style combines the best of Hip-Hop and R&B with a healthy dose of positive vibes and good vibes. Dia’s music is like no other—it’s honest, it’s vulnerable, and it’s real. She has a rare ability to connect with her listeners on a deep level, and her music has the power to transcend barriers and bring people together.
If you’re looking for some positive, feel-good music to brighten up your day, be sure to check out Dia The Libra. You won’t be disappointed!
Dia the Libra has released a new album, “Jingle Belle Bitch.” The album has three songs.
Christmas time is upon us yet again, and with it comes all the joy and cheer of the season. But what about those of us who prefer our holiday music with a little more attitude? If you’re looking for a Christmas song that will get your blood pumping and get you in the holiday spirit, look no further than the first song from the album, “Jingle Belle Bitch[Reloaded]” by Dia The Libra. This original Christmas hip-hop track is a fresh take on the most classic holiday tune.
This holiday season, take a musical break from the hustle and bustle with the “Jingle Bells (Reprise.)“ This beautiful keyboard-driven track will take you on a peaceful and relaxing journey – just what you need to unwind and recharge. Whether you’re taking a few moments to yourself or spending time with loved ones, let this festive song, fill you with warmth and happiness.
As we head into the colder months, it’s important to keep our hearts warm. And what better way to do that than by listening to music that touches our soul? Dia The Libra’s “Snowflake” does just that. With its beautiful keyboard play, the song instantly brings to mind visions of a winter wonderland. But it’s not just the music that’s special – it’s the way the keyboard conveys emotions without the use of a single word. It’s this ability to connect with us on a deep, emotional level that makes Dia The Libra’s music so special. And “Snowflake” is the perfect example of that.
Her music is complete, unadulterated, and profound. And this album is a testament of her talent. If you’re looking for music that will touch your soul, look no further than Dia.
We recently had the opportunity to interview Dia The Libra. Read to know what she had to say.
1. Hey, Dia The Libra! Congratulations on the release of your new Single/EP “Jingle Belle Bitch (Reloaded)”! Christmas is right around the corner, and you have come up with the right theme! All three songs are entirely different from each other, and I loved it. You have a very creative process behind your music. Can you share with us the creative processof making the “Jingle Belle Bitch” single/EP?
The “Jingle Belle Bitch” EP/Single is set with newer versions of some of the Christmas songs I created for a “Wintertape”/Mixtape back in 2020 when the pandemic started. I had gotten the songs out then, but didn’t feel like they got their proper due so I decided to create “reloaded” versions as a way to polish the production, give the songs new life and actually put them out on streaming for everyone to enjoy.
2. Never in my dreams have I imagined a sassy version of “Jingle Bells.” I was completely impressed! Can you talk more about the inspiration behind “Jingle Belle Bitch (Reloaded)”?
I’m from the midwest where the actual season of winter used to be a big part of my life. I grew up loving Christmas/Seasonal music I think partially because the season really calls for it there. You are actually able to get into the spirit seeing & feeling the actual “Winter Wonderland” right there in front of you. Living here in LA when I created a mixtape full of Christmas songs – I always felt it was “ironic” to be talking about winter or listening to “winter songs” when it’s 95 degrees in December/January. That irony slipped into the process of my writing. I also wanted to give new life to Christmas music as we always hear the same ol’ tunes each year and decided if I had to put my spin on this specific type of music – what would it be?
“Jingle Belle Bitch” is one of my favorite seasonal songs I’ve written & one of the more humorous songs I’ve written so I wanted to put something out that wasn’t supposed to be taken so seriously. I wanted to make people laugh, dance and feel feisty cause the holidays can also be such a serious time and when the pandemic hit, I especially wanted to add some levity back into the world.
3. On the other hand, “Jingle Bells (Reprise)” and “Snowflake” are more on the mellow, pleasant side. The piano work is just the chef’s kiss. It allows listeners to appreciate the music for what it is, without any external distractions. Any reason you decided to keep these two songs limited to instrumentals?
Being very verbose and wordy sometimes it’s hard for me to not to talk or write lyrics over something. So really it’s an exercise in restraint for me. Also, I feel that there’s not a lot of “popular” music out these days where the music is able to speak for itself. I love poetry AND sound and I’ve learned over the years that sound itself can be poetry. With melodic motifs, building/bridging, ebb & flow of just sound there can be something so magical about allowing non-verbal communication to seep through. Sometimes music doesn’t need words, it just needs to be expressed for what it is which allows it to be more impactful than me trying to tell someone what I think it means. A lot of the times I just go to the piano and my soul needs to say something – not my mouth – and I allow that process. Sometimes the energy of what my soul says is better than what words/language could ever express.
4. I’ve read that you’re a prodigious self-taught artist. What paved your path toward creating music?
For me it’s multi-dimensional — my need to express on my terms, a lot of trial and error and a lot of working with others where it didn’t work out. A lot of musicians/producers/engineers claimed they could do something for me or wanted to worked with me and they ended up either flaking, wanting something more outside of the music or wanting me to do/be/act as something that I’m not. I love collaborating and I love working with others, but I also have a very specific way I want to create music. I don’t always want to take the “popular” route and I think because of my look and my songwriting ability people want to place me under the same rules as a “pop artist” when I just want to make my own brand of “popular music” if that makes sense. I don’t always like to follow what’s trendy; I’d rather be edgy and authentic and I found that if I wanted to do that I’d have to teach myself (and others) what my version of that is.
5. What major influences or drivers from your personal life impact the way you craft music?
One of the degrees I have is in TV/Film Writing/Producing so I think that informs they way I make music. I believe my music is somewhat visual/cerebral and I’m always trying to create a “world” or “story” for each of my songs and not just think about it as a musical piece. I also started being an artist through being a poet so no matter if I want to or not, I tend to express myself poetically. I am into the mystical/supernatural/spiritual so there’s also huge elements of that I like to express too. Humor is ka big part of my life – so in writing “Jingle Belle Bitch” specifically I knew I wanted to incorporate some of that. With my TV/Film degree and my love of “programming” music I’m always looking at how things “flow” together in three-ACT structure so you’ll always find me trying to piece or sew my projects together in that way as well.
6. What is next from Dia? Any exciting news you want to share with your fans and beyond?
2023 is about to be LITTY. There’s a lot in my vault that I finally feel ready to share; now that I’ve been able to process and repurpose it. Also, there’s a lot of myself I haven’t shared personally that will finally give the full scope of my artistry and who I am as a human too. I have A LOT of new new coming, that’s how I’m gonna leave you for now. *smiles* Some of it is gonna be shocking to folks who think they know me so I’m nervously excited for that as well.