Single Review : Diiv // Dopamine 

A review on DIIV’s new single Dopamine that we wrote for Setlisted.

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About fucking time ey? With still no official release date for DIIV’s sophomore Is The Is Are, scheduled for sometime this Autumn, it was started to look questionable if it would actually come out this year. Well DIIV fans rejoice because Cole has finally released a finished track off the album. The track, titled Dopamine, is the first bit of studio recorded material since 2012’s Oshin. Within seconds of Dopamine playing, it’s instantly clear that these past three years have changed DIIV’s sound in a few ways. Firstly this is DIIV’s most expansive sounding track to date and it’s crammed with some of the catchiest melodies they’ve ever recorded. Drenched in the usual reverb we’ve come to expect from DIIV, Dopamine feels much darker compared to the majority of Oshin. Not only does this work really well, it also captures the pure essence of a DIIV live show. Cole’s vocals…

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