Meeting Meg and Dia Frampton was a delight. We met at a downtown Salt Lake City coffee shop a couple Sundays ago, to talk about their reunion as a music group, Meg & Dia, (Their new album, “happysad,” was released as a surprise in July, and they start an eight-city tour on Saturday at their old stomping ground, Salt Lake City’s Kilby Court.)
The duo had a fast-rising career in the mid-aughts, with a record deal, multiple Warped Tour appearances, and tours across America and once in Europe. Then, around 2011 or 2012, the two split. Dia went on “The Voice” (getting runner-up in the first season) and recorded solo. Meg came back home to Salt Lake City, explored spirituality and opened a coffee shop with her then-boyfriend.
In this interview, they talk about the years apart, getting back together, and how this time will be different than their first go-round. Please enjoy.