Track of the day #522: DIIV – Skin Game

Today DIIV have finally returned with their first release since 2016 as well as news of their new album, set for release in October! The first release from DIIV’s forthcoming album ‘Deceiver’ comes in the form of ‘Skin Game‘, a weightier track but with DIIV’s blueprint, gorgeous shoegaze/grunge side still there. It’s got sharp riffs, atmospheric, reverb-laden goodness and it’s not been off repeat for the whole of this sunny afternoon.

Speaking of the track, Zachary Cole of DIIV has said: “It’s an imaginary dialogue between two characters, which could either be myself or people I know,”

“I spent six months in several different rehab facilities at the beginning of 2017. I was living with other addicts. Being a recovering addict myself, there are a lot of questions like, ‘Who are we? What is this disease?’ Our last record was about recovery in general, but I truthfully didn’t buy in.”

“I decided to live in my disease instead. “Skin Game” looks at where the pain comes from. I’m looking at the personal, physical, emotional, and broader political experiences feeding into the cycle of addiction for millions of us.”

The tracklisting for ‘Deceiver’ by DIIV which is set for release on 4th October 2019 is as follows:
1. Horsehead
2. Like Before You Were Born
3. Skin Game
4. Between Tides
5. Taker
6. For the Guilty
7. The Spark
8. Lorelai
9. Blankenship
10. Acheron

DIIV’s UK and European tour dates in support of ‘Deceiver’ are set to be announced imminently.

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