In DIIV’s latest album ‘Is the Is Are,’ lead singer Zachary Cole Smith is his own biggest critic, as many songs tackle his struggle with substance abuse.
Parquet induces anxiety with ‘Dust,’ Demarco yearns for childhood in ‘Missing the Old Me,’ and Porches takes you on a hypnotic ride with ‘Cars.’
When the world is listening through the internet, more pressure has been put on artists to conform. Accessibility has become a bigger issue as artists wish to appeal to a wider audience.
DIIV evolves with “Is The Is Are,” Iggy Pop remains fruitful in “Gardenia,” and Primal Scream’s “Where The Light Gets In” engages with gripping duets.