Track Of The Week – Deep Sea Diver ft Sharon Van Etten – Impossible Weight


Deep Sea Diver, led by Seattle guitarist and songwriter Jessica Dobson are already a formidable proposition, but on their latest track, they have added bonus of a guest appearance from the sublime  Sharon Van Etten. Van Etten would, of course, enhance any project she decided to work on and Dobson enthused  “she brought so much to this song and brought it alive even more. I saw Sharon Van Etten play at the night before we recorded the song, I’ve been a huge fan of hers for quite some time and I was deeply moved and inspired by that show. The next day, I literally said out loud as we were recording, “I wonder if Sharon would ever sing on this?” Having never met her, it was definitely a pipe dream question that somehow ended up working out and I’m eternally grateful for it”

 “Impossible Weight” the title track from the band’s forthcoming 3rd album is a wonderful,  propulsive slice of chiming guitar pop illuminated by Dobson’s coruscating guitars licks. It’s also one of the tracks of the year.

 Van Etten also features in the video which Dobson describes as follows – “For this video I thought, well… if we can’t play shows right now then I’m going to take my lightbox (a prop we bring on tour that I stand on top of when I play guitar solos) and I’m going to bring it into a myriad of untraditional places. We wanted to create scenes of absolute beauty, of loneliness, of power—of the human spirit being fully alive, even in a time of sadness and uncertainty.”

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1. Shattering The Hourglass

2. Lights Out

3. Wishing

4. Impossible Weight (feat. Sharon Van Etten)

5. Switchblade

6. Hurricane

7. Eyes Are Red (Don’t Be Afraid)

8. People Come People Go

9. Lightning Bolts

10. Run Away With Me

Deep Sea Diver Impossible Weight

Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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