DIIV have shared a new single from their forthcoming sophomore album Is the Is Are, due out February 5 via Captured Tracks. The new song titled “Under The sun” is a bright tune reminiscent of 80s new wave. With a brilliant build up and a sexy bass line, this new DIIV track will have you dancing and swaying in your hipster boots.
With the new album touching on drugs and addiction, rehab/relapse, and sickness — it’s not all dark and grey. Is the Is Are is also an album about falling in love. DIIV frontman and songwriter, Cole Smith, openly shares in a recent TUMBLR post how some of the songs — including “Under The Sun” are about falling in love with his girlfriend Sky Ferreira.
“On ‘Dopamine’, i say about Sky ‘you’re the sun and I was your cloud’, which is literally how I felt so many times we were together, and her name kinda made the metaphor feel doubly appropriate. I guess I also kinda carried it over to “Under the Sun” which deep down is just a love song, meant to be moment of levity amongst the heaviness of a lot of the rest of the record. No matter where you are, no matter what happens, I’m here. I don’t think I would have made it out if it weren’t for love…”
DIIV TOUR DATES
01/30 Singapore, SG – Laneway Festival
02/01 Auckland, NZ – Laneway Festival
02/05 Adelaide, AUS – Laneway Festival
02/06 Brisbane, AUS – Laneway Festival
02/07 Sydney, AUS – Laneway Festival
02/09 Sydney, AUS – Factory Theatre
02/11 Melbourne, AUS – The Corner
02/13 Melbourne, AUS – Laneway Festival
02/14 Fremantle, AUS – Laneway Festival
03/18 London, UK – Heaven