When Bryan Lanning's album Us drops on Jan. 20, it will be featuring someone that music fans might have been missing: Dia Frampton, the singer-songwriter best known for being the runner-up during Season 1 of NBC's "The Voice."
Frampton is the featured vocalist on "Tell You," the fifth track on the first full-length record from fellow singer-songwriter Lanning. It's the latest instance of her contributing her talents to someone else's music, which is something she's done frequently since appearing on the singing competition. Frampton has also been featured on songs by The Crystal Method ("Over It"), tyDi ("Stay") and Silas ("Braver"). You can watch Frampton appear in the corresponding music video for "Over It" by using the media player included with this article.
She's been much quieter when it comes to releasing her own material. Frampton was signed by Universal Republic Records after her performance on "The Voice" and released her debut solo record Red for them in 2011, but the label parted ways with her afterward. Since then she detoured to the duo project ARCHIS and didn't put out new music under her own name until this year, when she returned with a vengeance, dropping the single "Never Tear Us Apart" followed by the EP Golden Years. The good news for Frampton's fans is that she has a sophomore album Bruises on the way this spring.
It's fantastic to see Frampton being more active as a solo artist again, after her performances on "The Voice" helped make the show the sensation that it now is; remember that she was the first person to rework Kanye West's "Heartless" during the Season 1 live playoffs. Lanning's record is also bursting with potential, so perhaps the two of them together will help each other launch into the bigger spotlight that they both deserve. For more information on Us, fans can check out AXS's interview with Bryan Lanning here.
As for Frampton she has yet to announce any live performance dates for 2017 but fans can visit her official website. "Tell You" will be available in just over two weeks and bring her back onto America's playlists where she deserves to stay.
Us is now available for pre-order on iTunes.
For more on Dia Frampton, visit her artist page at AXS.