- the line of best fit
"...rhythmic electronics and lush
soundscapes..." - dork
Ambient electronic artist DYVR returns with his most vulnerable release to date. Shameful is out on 12th October 2018 via Veta Records.
The single covers the idea of modern masculinity and how a lot of men view emotions as something to be suppressed. DYVR elaborates “while I consider myself lucky to have grown up in a household that didn't necessarily endorse idea, I have been a person who allowed gender norms to affect the relationships I had around me. There were many points that I felt adrift and I still feel like I'm learning to be honest with myself about my sexuality and how my negative view of being male has led to behaviours that are damaging. When you believe that being a man by default means that you act poorly, that is your reality. You justify your actions within that reality. You hurt people. I want to work harder to be a constantly evolving and complex person. We are all so many things. We can all choose how to define ourselves”. The poignant lyricism is combined with haunting electronic soundscapes and DYVR’s signature, ethereal falsetto to create a sound that is undeniably mesmerising. Rich seams of breathtaking electronica ooze effortlessly over intimate guitar strums, completely engulfing the listener in a dark, electronic dream.
DYVR, together with producer Matt Harris (HAWK, Maria Kelly), has received praise from an array of well-regarded publications including The Line of Best Fit, Noisey, The 405, Consequence of Sound and Stereogum as well as BBC 6Music’s Lauren Laverne to name but a few.
Shameful is out on 12th October 2018 via Veta Records.