Watch List: Irene Diaz - My Sweetest Sin
When a voice, unaccompanied and its rawest incarnation, can effortlessly communicate the most poignant and heartfelt of yearnings, vulnerabilities and passions of the human heart, entrancing the listener with a spell-binding sensitivity and unashamedly honest, from-the-soul emotion, you know you have found a special talent. With the delicate intricacies and articulate inflections and textures of her tenderly beautiful, soul-flecked voice , Los Angeles based singer/songwriter Irene Diaz encapsulates the classic torch-singer's poignance and emotion for the present day, reminding that honest emotional expression remains the timeless heart of a truly affecting musical sensibility, her acapella rendition of 'My Sweetest Sin' providing an enchanting glimpse at this stellar talent.
Beginning by playing various venues in and around the Los Angeles area in 2011, including Room 5 and Hollywood’s House of Blues, Diaz came to the attention of NPR's Jasmine Gasrd in early 2012, and followed up by raising over $10,000 through Kickstarter to fund her 'I Love You Madly' EP, which she supported with an East Coast tour. With an ever growing appreciation for her music building amongst music fans, she opened on tour for Grammy Award Winning artist Gaby Moreno in late 2013 and began the new year by performing at the KCRW presents 6th Annual MOJA MOJA Brunch & Benefit Concert supporting OXFAM America, which was followed by her appearance at SXSW, where she took the stage alongside Natalia Clavier and Ana Tijoux for the Nacional and Friends Showcase.