A quick YouTube search of Diamond Rings’ music video for “All Yr Songs” will give you two minutes and 44 seconds of nostalgic ’80s-themed entertainment that will have you humming and bobbing your head along with the playfully catchy track. John O’Regan, the man behind Diamond Rings, may fancy rainbow-colored eye shadows and snazzy dance moves, but his debut album as a solo act is a collection of sweet, mostly melancholic lyrics mixed with melodious synth and beats that are never overbearing. Listen to “On Our Own” and be ready to sing “eh-oh-eh-oh-oh” all day.

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