ALBUM REVIEW: DIIV – Frog in Boiling Water | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 24.05.24

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIIV‘s Frog In Boiling Water emerges from a period of personal and professional tumult. This record embarks with the immersive In Amber, setting a dense atmospheric tone that characterises the album. The single, Everyone Out, showcases the band’s knack for blending shoegaze with post-industrial elements, standing out for its replay value amidst an array of dense sonic landscapes.

Zachary Cole Smith’s vocals, while hushed, sometimes blur a little too into the background, demanding keen attention to fully appreciate. This choice, however, enhances the album’s ethereal quality, meshing with the overarching themes of grappling with a daunting future. Frog In Boiling Water is an exploration of persistence and resilience, marked by a meticulous fusion of breakbeats, haunting guitars and reflective lyrics.

 

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