Dia Frampton Shares “Crave” Video; Directed By Award-Winning Director Andrew Ahn

June 28, 2017 BY Nettwerk


Out today, Dia Frampton partners with Huffington Post to premiere the official music video for “Crave” from her latest album Bruises (out now via Nettwerk Records). Directed by award-winning, Korean American filmmaker Andrew Ahn, the video is the second installment in a two-part connected series, following last month’s release of “Dead Man.”  Watch the “Dead Man” official music video HERE.

“With the music video for “Crave,” Dia wanted to pay tribute to the people in her life that are part of the LGBTQ community. In my previous film work, I have explored the more difficult elements of queer identity, so I was really excited to portray young gay love in an uncomplicated, joyful way. I wanted to capture that initial excitement, that spark of attraction when you first meet someone,” says Ahn.

Dia will be heading to the east coast for a set of dates.  A stripped-down set accompanied by several string musicians, Dia will bring to life the rich and textured instrumentations of the album.  See dates below.  Watch the official music video for “Crave” above.


Fri., 7/7 – Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java

Sun., 7/9 – Philadelphia, PA @ WCL Downstairs 

Tues., 7/11 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

Wed., 7/12 – New York, NY @ Studio @ Webster Hall


About Andrew Ahn:

Both “Dead Man” and “Crave” are Ahn’s first venture into directing music videos.  His first feature film Spa Night (2016) was a New York Times “Critic’s Pick” and hailed by top critics as “exquisitely observant” (New York Times), “impressive” (Los Angeles Times), “confident” (San Francisco Chronicle) “absorbing” (The Hollywood Reporter) and “fresh-faced” (Slate Magazine). Spa Night won the John Cassavettes Award at the 2017 Independent Spirit Awards, as well as festival jury awards from Sundance, Outfest, the San Diego Asian Film Festival, and the Inside Out LGBT Film Festival. Ahn graduated from Brown University with a degree in English and received a Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) in Film Directing from the California Institute Of the Arts (CalArts).

About Dia Frampton:

Dia launched her career with her older sister as the sibling duo Meg & Dia, and as a contestant (and eventual runner-up) on the first season of NBC’s The Voice.  In 2015, Dia followed up 2011’s debut album RED with an EP release called ARCHIS (a side project with Joseph Trapanese, a film composer and conductor known for his collaborations with Daft Punk on the Tron score and M83 on the score for Oblivion, as well as arrangements for artists like Kelly Clarkson, Active Child and Zedd).  Produced by Dan Heath (Lana del Rey, Troye Sivan), Dia’s latest album Bruises has been dubbed a triumphant comeback album by Entertainment Weekly, Good Morning America, ABC News, Yahoo! Music, All Music, Black Book and more.  

Critic’s Quotes:

“Dia Frampton is as relevant, ambitious, and enchanting as ever.” – Yahoo! Music

“Dia Frampton’s triumphant comeback…Now, with revitalized confidence, the singer-songwriter is returning to the spotlight that inspired the soaring highs and brutal lows with her new album ‘Bruises.’” – Entertainment Weekly

“Stunningly beautiful, deeply visceral…widescreen, ethereal atmospherics and strikingly passionate delivery.  Expect Dia to be one of the truly inspirational comeback stories of 2017” – Black Book

“Like emerging from the smoky haze of a battlefield, singer/songwriter Dia Frampton’s ‘Bruises’ is a breath of fresh air that signals a hard-fought victory and hope for the future.” – All Music

“A stirring record that indicates that if Frampton keeps going on this path, she will definitely cave out her own niche.” – ABC News