“Flamingo is probably the closest I can get to making a pop song. It was written quite a few years ago and was one of the first full tracks I made and produced. I was still in a zone of trying to make music that was bright and accessible after a previous project, and wanted something that people could move to. It was fun to make some hectic guitar layers sound simple and light whilst using weird foley sounds to replace drums to go along with the tropical imagery I had for the song.
A few months later I sent this track to my friend Jordan Rakei after we had been writing for his album Origin, and he came back with the perfect vocal.” – Beau Diako
“It’s always great working with Beau. He’s always been the secret piece to a lot of other people’s music, and it’s so good to jump on his debut release! It’s his time to shine!”- Jordan Rakei
You may recognise his specific sound on tracks by Tennyson, Lido, Jordan Rakei, Galimatias and more, or as 1/2 of Zoology. With his solo project Diako blends his colourful and unique guitar style with a sound palette of indie, jazz and neo-soul to create something truly refreshing.
The self-taught musician takes influences from a diverse range of artists such as Radiohead, Sufjan Stevens, James Blake, Joanna Newsom, while exploring a range of genres- from indie, jazz, folk, electronic and soul music – all which is evident in his genre-defying sound.
“Flutter was built throughout the last year and a half as a new start for myself. After a few previous projects and years of music with other artists, I felt that I finally needed to put something out under my own name.
Most of the songs started from small guitar ideas that I would try and grow the production around as naturally as I could, influencing the name ‘Flutter’ as I felt it reflected the light and floaty sound of the music and guitars.
I’m fortunate enough to have some extremely talented friends from all over, who I’m so honoured and grateful to feature throughout.”