Red (Dia Frampton album)

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Studio album by Dia Frampton
Released 6 December 2011 (2011-12-06)
Recorded 2011
Genre Indie pop, folk
Length 35:58
Label Universal Republic
Producer Greg Kurstin, Greg Wells, Mark Foster, busbee, J Bonilla, Isom Innis, Toby Gad, Ian Kirkpatrick, David Hodges, David Harris

Red is the debut studio album by American singer-songwriter Dia Frampton, released on December 6, 2011 by Universal Republic Records.


Dia Frampton was a member of American rock band Meg & Dia along with her sister Meg and additional members Nicholas Price, Jonathan Snyder and Carlo Gimenez. After appearing on the first season of the American reality talent show The Voice, as a contestant (and eventual runner-up) in early 2011, Dia Frampton began her career as a solo recording artist.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Alternative Press 4/5 stars[2]
Sputnikmusic 3.5/5 stars[3]

The album received positive reviews from music critics who highlighted the production, features and lyrics. Allmusic gave it a 3 out of 5 rating stating "Dia Frampton's 2011 major-label debut, Red, is a sweet, melodic, and pop-oriented affair that builds upon her second-place finish in the 2011 season of NBC's The Voice". They also give praise to tracks, "Don't Kick the Chair" featuring Kid Cudi as well as "Isabella", saying those tracks "have an alternative singer/songwriter meets electronic pop vibe that fits nicely along with such similarly inclined artists as Ellie Goulding, Lights, and Alex Winston". They also complimented the country power ballad duet with Frampton's The Voice coach Blake Shelton, "the screwball dance-club oddity", "Billy the Kid" and various acoustic moments like the bittersweet "Daniel."[1] Chuck Campbell of Honolulu Pulse claims "Although Frampton is consistently presented as an adorable sort, it sounds genuine enough that when she sings on closer "Trapeze," 'If I could tell you one thing, I’d tell you I’m not leaving,' you hope she means it". They comment on how "It’s rare for singing-competition shows like "American Idol" to turn contestants into actual idols." however they noted "Dia Frampton’s Red gets it right".[2]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number one on the Billboard Top Heatseekers. It also debuted at number 106 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, selling a little over 10,000 copies in its first week. The album has also gone Gold in Thailand.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Don't Kick the Chair" (featuring Kid Cudi) Dia Frampton, Scott Mescudi, busbee, Julie Frost Greg Kurstin 3:34
2. "Isabella" Frampton, Troy Verges, Brett James Greg Wells 3:08
3. "The Broken Ones" Frampton, Ross Copperman, Tom Shapiro Greg Wells 4:14
4. "Good Boy" Frampton, Chris Seefried busbee & J Bonilla 3:00
5. "I Will" (featuring Blake Shelton) Frampton, busbee, Shapiro busbee 3:28
6. "Billy the Kid" Frampton, Mark Foster, Isom Innis Isom Innis, Mark Foster (co.) 3:47
7. "Daniel" Frampton, Toby Gad, Lindy Robbins Toby Gad 3:35
8. "Walk Away" Frampton, Jimmy Harry, Fran Hall Ian Kirkpatrick 4:14
9. "Bullseye" Frampton, Isabella Summers Isabella "Machine" Summers 3:24
10. "Trapeze" Frampton, David Hodges, David Harris David Hodges, David Ryan Harris (co.) 3:31
Total length: 35:55


Credits for Red adapted from Allmusic.[4]

  • Nate Albert – A&R
  • Neal Avron – mixing
  • Chris Baldwin – cover photo, photography
  • Sandy Brummels – art direction
  • busbee – engineer, producer, vocal engineer, musician
  • J Bonilla – producer
  • Curt Schneider – bass
  • Jerry McPherson – guitar
  • Jonathan Berry – guitar
  • Jon Smith – drums
  • Steve Lu – string arrangements
  • Martin Dodd – A&R
  • Mark Foster – additional production, bass, keyboards, background vocals
  • Dia Frampton – vocals
  • Meg Frampton – musician, background vocals
  • Toby Gad – engineer, mixing, producer
  • Carlo Gimenez – musician
  • Adam Halferty- background vocals
  • David Ryan Harris – engineer, guitar, producer
  • David Hodges – engineer, guitar, keyboards, producer
  • Sean Hurley – bass
  • Isom Innis – bass, drums, engineer, guitar, keyboards, percussion, producer, programming
  • Ted Jensen-mastering
  • Mike Kaminsky – management
  • Ian Kirkpatrick – producer
  • Greg Kurstin – engineer, producer
  • Ian MacGregor – engineer
  • Tom MacKay – A&R
  • Manny Marroquin – mixing
  • Nicholas Price – musician
  • Zac Rae – keyboards
  • Lynn M Scott – marketing
  • Chris Seefried – background vocals
  • Jesse Shatkin – engineer
  • Daniel Silbert – inside photo, photography
  • Olivia Smith – art direction, package design
  • Jonathan Snyder – musician
  • Aaron Sterling – drums
  • Isabella Summers – engineer, producer
  • Greg Wells – bass, drums, guitar, mixing, piano, producer, programming

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
US Billboard 200 106
US Billboard Top Heatseekers Albums 1


Country Certifications Sales/shipments
Thailand Gold 7.000


  1. ^ a b Collar, Matt (2011-12-22). "allmusic ((( Red Overview )))". Allmusic. Macrovision Corporation. Retrieved 2011-12-22. 
  2. ^ a b Zaleski, Annie (2011-12-06). "Reviews Dia Frampton – Red". Alternative Press. Retrieved 2011-12-22.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "altpress" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  3. ^ "Dia Frampton – Red (staff review)". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  4. ^ Red (Media notes). Dia Frampton. Universal Republic Records. 2011.