Being 'awkward' helps Dia Frampton write songs


Posted at Jan 22 2014 12:27 AM | Updated as of Jan 22 2014 08:27 AM

American singer Dia Frampton

MANILA -- American singer Dia Frampton said being socially awkward has helped her with writing songs.

Frampton rose to fame during her stint in the first season of the American edition of "The Voice," where she finished runner-up.

In an interview with Boy Abunda on "Bandila" on Monday, Frampton explained that she focuses more on lyrics rather than on the music, and that she tends to write about her weaknesses in her songs.

"It's just about being honest. Lots of people out there write about being strong and independent, and I'm kind of the opposite," she added.

When asked about her single most memorable experience on "The Voice," Frampton said that singing with Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert was amazing and nerve-racking at the same time.

"That was one of the performances where I really let myself go, because I feel like I was singing with a friend."

She said she also believes that it is very important to trust one's instincts, as most of the time, a person's gut feel is right.

When asked about a song that she will never cover, Frampton said that she would never perform any of Whitney Houston's songs.

"I'm a huge Whitney Houston fan, and I cry when I hear 'I Will Always Love You'. I feel like no one can sing it better than her, it's untouchable."

Frampton co-wrote the song "Inventing Shadows," which she sang on "The Voice." She explained that the song is about a person who, despite having many good things to look forward to, opts to look for negativity in everything.

"I know a lot of people like that. I was one of them, you are surrounded with amazing things yet you're still wanting more, you're still ungrateful. That's a terrible way to live," she said.

Frampton is in the Philippines to do some shows and to promote her upcoming album, which she said is "darker," and talks about her experiences of searching a lot and losing her way.