ALbum cover artwork for Sunset Suburbia by DieselIt’s hard to believe it’s been more than 30 years since Diesel’s debut, as his voice remains eternally youthful. Indeed, if a new artist arrived with these songs, the industry would go gaga.

After two Sunset Suburbia EPs, Diesel has abandoned the planned third EP and leapt straight into the album. Opening with the breezy brilliance of On The Inside, the man’s soulful, poetic pop is filled with hooks. In Reverse finds him “waiting for a familiar song”, NYC is a nod to his American roots, Quietly Drift is aptly titled, while By The Scars reveals a lifetime of living. “No,” he sings, “you can’t live your life without scars.” But Diesel has survived success, including his pin-up pop star period, to emerge as a masterful musician.

Sunset Suburbia by Diesel is out Friday August 28 via Bloodlines.

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