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Diiv announce new album, Deceiver

By | Published on Thursday 25 July 2019


Diiv have announced that they will release their third album, ‘Deceiver’, later this year. The follow-up to 2016’s ‘Is The Is Are’ will arrive on 6 Oct.

The first single released from the new record is ‘Skin Game’, of which frontman Zachary Cole Smith says: “It’s an imaginary dialogue between two characters, which could either be myself or people I know”.

Explaining further, he goes on: “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”, he adds, “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”.

Listen to ‘Skin Game’ here: