Dirty Laundry is a dark pop record that hums and buzzes as it propels one to dance. “My last album was more upbeat pop, more major chords. Happier and depressing. This one is more attitude. Kind of like ‘I miss you but fuck you,’” Diamond says with a laugh.
What Dirty Laundry has are buoyant pop hits that serve to mean something more; to be something more. Pop music’s greatest trick is making floor-thumping bangers that are secretly about the most heart-aching human experiences. Dirty Laundry is a pop Trojan Horse. Come for the hits, stay for the revelations.