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New Music: DIIV – Under the Sun

In the opening moments of the latest single, ‘Under the Sun’, by DIIV, it is immediately clear that its tone is markedly different to the overwhelming sense of gloom that has been a prominent feature of prior singles leading up to the release of their sophomore album, Is the Is Are. In an accompanying Tumblr post explaining the significance of the track (as is the case with all the other singles), he writes that he “never wanted this record to be mired too deep in darkness either. My life wasn’t all drugs and addiction, rehab/relapse, and sickness. I also met and fell in love with someone.” Thus, the upbeat melodies and springy guitars carry an adoring love song to Zachary Cole Smith’s girlfriend, Sky Ferreira, adding a very different and, ultimately, promising side to the band’s repertoire.

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