Dia Frampton - “Inventing Shadows”
Genre: Indie pop, folk
Dia’s first album: Red, 2011
Her musical career
+ Dia Leif Frampton, Korean-American
+ Began with her sister in their band Meg & Dia
+ Their label dropped the Meg & Dia duo in 2009
+ Competed in The Voice, mentored by judge Blake Shelton
+ She became one of the season’s leading contestants and finished second
+ “Inventing Shadows,” the song she performed during The Voice, became her biggest single to date, peaking at number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 and rising to the top of the iTunes charts.
Interview with Dia Frampton via halfkorean
Q: How did your parents meet?
Dia: My mom took English lessons in Seoul, Korea, and my dad was an English teacher. He was not, however, her personal teacher. His friend also went over with my dad from America to teach English. His friend was my mom’s teacher. He set them up on a blind date.
Q: What do people who meet/see you think your ethnicity is?
Dia: Filipino, Hawaiian or somewhere from South America.
Q: Did you ever experience any identity issues while growing up?
Dia: No. I was actually always quite proud of being a little different.
Q: What is your favorite Korean food?
Dia: All of it. I just learned how to make kimchee (김치) the other day from my mom. I really love bibimbop (비빔밥).
»Discussion: What did you think about Inventing Shadows? What is the song communicating?