Following the incredible previous indie pop single, "This Heat," Chicago quartet, Deeper, is back with another winner in the form of "Lake Song."
Taking a different approach, "Lake Song" is a synth-driven slice of dark pop taken from their forthcoming sophomore album,Auto-Pain. Pairing a slick guitar riff with Nic Gohl's distorted vocals creates an undercurrent of dread throughout. The track itself deals with mental illness and features Gohl pleading, "I just want you to listen." Shedding more light on the track he had this to say:
We grow up learning and eventually intuiting how to take care of people who are physically hurt or sick. On the other hand, caring for those struggling with mental illness is a constant process of grappling to understand the complex nuances that then dictate the best care and approach. 'Lake Song' is about supporting a loved one struggling with mental illness and wishing the pain they experience was easier to cure, like a head cold or broken bone. The chorus, “I just want you to feel sick” is an expression of that desire.
This is another excellent release from Deeper who are quickly becoming a personal favourite. Be sure to check out their older work here and get ready for the release of Auto-Pain on March 27.