“Bent (Roi’s Song)” – DIIV

DIIV has had some trouble in the past. After their hugely successful debut album, Oshin, was released in 2012 the band disappeared. Frontman, Zachary Cole Smith spent those few years dealing with severe drug addiction which has now inspired the band’s sophomore album, Is the Is Are. The second single from the album, “Bent (Roi’s Song)” is painfully gorgeous. The guitars on the track seem to form an impenetrable wall, only for Smith’s whispery voice to break through with lyrics of drug addiction, loss and death. With the song’s release, Smith wrote a very open and honest post about the track on the band’s Tumblr. Check it out here.