new single 'california'

We're so excited to announce the live streaming of this feel-good summer jam! Let's embrace the joys of the open road together. 'California' is a fun reminder to stay present in your journey and to keep your eyes on the road while you dream about your final destination. Hope you enjoy listening to this song on your summer playlists. Click the image below to listen on Spotify!

 
 

Some kind words written about 'California' so far..

Listeners are gathering to the exclusive streaming of our first single and we couldn't be more proud. Read what critics have to say about their first impression below.

 ATWOOD MAGAZINE

ATWOOD MAGAZINE

ATWOOD MAGAZINE WRITES...

"...deep musing wrapped in a vibrant folk-rock blanket, “California” offers a view of individual existence that’s worth everyone’s consideration. Rather than constantly looking forward and waiting to be somewhere, learn to love and appreciate the 'little things' – the in-betweens."

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 IF IT'S TOO LOUD

IF IT'S TOO LOUD

If it's too loud writes...

Somehow Steven Diaz takes something could could be ordinary and mundane and instead crafts a song that ... has something special in it that I wish I could explain properly.

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 Album Artwork by Nancy Luken

Album Artwork by Nancy Luken

 
Out of this self-reinvention came a new indie-pop ensemble: Diaz’s North Carolina-based Mountain Lions, who create music with emotion and personal connection. Debut album We Are is due out August 10, but you can stream and/or download “California,” the LP’s first single, right here, right now. Hear Diaz roar.
— Magnet
 
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New Noise Magazine

 

Thoughts on "Dirt and Dust"

New Noise Magazine is pleased to bringing forth the exclusive premiere of “Dust and Dirt.”

The song plays out like a night at a campfire. The guitars and the vocals ring together with a beautiful twang, keeping the songs melodies swift and catchy...

A track with all the relaxed charm of the state of its title, California is a warm offering from Steven Diaz’s indie pop ensemble. There are hints of Jack Johnson in the breezy delivery, making it ideal fodder for this time of year.
— Songwriting Magazine
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