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  1. 1.
    Lies (The Worst Ones)
  2. 2.
    Shut My Eyes
  3. 3.
    Just a Street Lad
  4. 4.
    Anxiety - Radio Edit
  5. 5.
    Make It Out
Any examination of the profile of UK based act Diives makes it abundantly clear that this is not your average 2017 era musical proposition; visual and musical ambiguity are interplayed with a carefree abandon not often seen in the age of celebrity and social media; rest assured this is not one for a stream of hash-tagged gurning selfies then.
Instead, we are dealt only loose impressions, indications of context and style, but without conforming to the open engagement of the norm. A scathing rapped put-down here, a soaring angst-ridden vocal there, this is seemingly an almost conscious effort to defy categorisation. It begs the question, why so shy?
“There’s a lot to say,” comes the response “and lots of different ways to communicate it. Not to have a go at anyone else, but people get hung up on being a certain way; looking and sounding a certain way, saying certain things…but not getting pigeon-holed frees you up, so the song finds the voice it needs, not the other way around.”
So, if freedom of expression would seem to be at the heart of Diives’s music, then naturally the focus hones in on the message behind the expression. The kitchen sink realism of much of the output contrasts aptly with the anthemic delivery of a raft of soaring choruses ‘the music is a representation of experience. What has been seen, heard and felt…mixed up with different genres and production styles, because well… why not..!? Who wants to be in one lane when you can be in ten!


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