Deep Sea Diver – ” Eyes Are Red (Don’t Be Afraid) “

Posted: May 25, 2021 in MUSIC

Deep Sea Diver (the band led by Jessica Dobson) released a new album late last year “Impossible Weight” via High Beam/ATO . Now that the album has been out sometime we can share one of our favourite tracks from it, the seven-minute centerpiece song “Eyes Are Red (Don’t Be Afraid),” which wasn’t released as a pre-release single. 

Previously Deep Sea Diver shared the album’s title track, “Impossible Weight” which features a guest verse from Sharon Van Etten. It was shared via a video featuring both Dobson and Van Etten. Then Deep Sea Diver shared another song from the album, Wishing via a video that is made up of crowd-sourced footage of fans standing in front of 78 music venues closed because of the pandemic, in an effort to promote the Save Our Stages movement.

Then they shared a video of them performing album opener “ShatteringThe Hourglass” in the studio. Previously Impossible Weight’s first single “Lights Out” was shared. 

Dobson’s Deep Sea Diver bandmates include her husband Peter Mansen (drums), Garrett Gue (bass), and Elliot Jackson (guitar, synth). Impossible Weight is the band’s third album. The band entered the studio not long after the touring cycle for their sophomore album, 2016’s Secrets

“We went into the studio pretty quickly after the tour ended, and I sort of hit a wall where I was feeling very detached from making music, and unable to find joy in it,” Dobson reveals. “I realized I had to try to rediscover my voice as a songwriter, and figure out the vocabulary for what I needed to say on this album.” 

Eventually she regrouped and co-produced the album with Andy D. Park (Pedro the Lion, Ruler)recording it at Seattle’s Studio X and The Hall of Justice. 

Dobson has also performed in The Shins and in Beck’s band. 

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