DIIV kondigt nieuw album ‘Frog in the boiling water’ aan, check single

door Yannick Verhasselt

Indien je het gemist zou hebben, Zachary Cole Smith en de zijnen kondigden een nieuw album aan. De plaat heet ‘Frog in the boiling water’ en verschijnt op 24 mei via Fantasy. Het zal DIIV’s eerste nieuwe muziek zijn sinds ze in 2019 ‘Deceiver‘ uitbrachten. De opmerkelijk titel is een referentie naar Daniel Quinn’s boek ‘The Story of B’.

If you drop a frog in a pot of boiling water, it will of course frantically try to clamber out. But if you place it gently in a pot of tepid water and turn the heat on low, the frog will sink into a tranquil stupor, exactly like one of us in a hot bath, and before long, with a smile on its face, it will unresistingly allow itself to be boiled to death.

We understand the metaphor to be one about a slow, sick, and overwhelmingly banal collapse of society under end-stage capitalism, the brutal realities we’ve maybe come to accept as normal. That’s the boiling water and we are the frogs. The album is more or less a collection of snapshots from various angles of our modern condition which we think highlights what this collapse looks like and, more particularly, what it feels like. – DIIV over de titel van het album

Check hieronder de nieuwe single ‘Brown paper bag’.