Hailing from the outskirts of Liverpool, Diives’ music drips with a yearning to get away and escape dreary suburban life, yet as the same time it sort of celebrates it’s mundanity.
Following a more grime influenced output in previous releases, the songsmiths latest single ‘Just A Street Lad’ sees him embrace a more melodic approach to delivery, perhaps this is a nod to a future direction. Having been heavily championed by BBC Introducing, his song-writing chops are well on show with this one as we’re treated to some substantial sing-along qualities as well as some dreamy acoustic guitars and heavily processed beats.
Describing the track as ‘a humble ode to insecurity, the longing for more and the ambition to get away and make the most of life’ Diives explains:
“It’s about the burning ambition you have in your heart, but not quite achieving those goals, for whatever reason that might be. The song deals with the self-doubt that we all feel from time to time but is also based on a past relationship and being happy for that person in whatever they are doing now”
Straddling the line between rebel rousing indie and contemporary grime, fans of Jamie T, The Streets and The Twang take note. Available on Spotify here.