“We were trying to capture those feelings of our youth, going out to heaps of 21sts with your best mates and the pure love of those moments.”
Fast-rising Melbourne (Naarm) band Divers have returned with another tantalising slice of indie-rock greatness, channelling their inner children on the dreamy and dazy new single That's Time Flying.
Premiering exclusively on TheMusic, it comes as our second preview of the band’s third EP, Economy Class, which slated to arrive on August 18 via Domestic La La. Security landed back in May as the lead single, with three more tracks left to be unveiled.
True to Divers’ now-established brand, That's Time Flying is breezy and fun, leaning on loose, free-flowing melodies and dynamic production that widens the soundscape. But that carefree energy is also tinged with darkness, as the band explained in a statement: “We were trying to capture those feelings of our youth, going out to heaps of 21sts with your best mates and the pure love of those moments. The chorus is about the relationship one has with substances and how they deceive you in the moment and you think they’re your friend, but leave you feeling miserable the days following.”
That's Time Flying arrives alongside a music video filmed by the band themselves at “Divers HQ” in Forest Hill (some 40 minutes east of Melbourne’s CBD). It was inspired by the space craze of the ‘80s, with archival footage of actual space missions sprinkled throughout.
The band said of their ironclad cinematic vision: “We tried a ‘less thinking, more doing’ approach with this clip. We had a really small window of time before everyone went away overseas on holiday, so on a Tuesday night after work we headed to Spotlight with a $100 budget. We ended up buying four orange jumpsuits, four buckets and some tin foil. Took it all back to HQ, knocked up a green screen in the band room and sent it to the moon.”
Have a look at the video for That's Time Flying below:
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Divers will perform a launch show for That's Time Flying (and Security) on Friday July 21, taking to the stage at Shotkickers in Melbourne alongside Longboys and Mature Themes. Tickets for that gig can be found here.
Economy Class was recorded by Divers at their home studio in Melbourne, where they linked up with ARIA-winning producer Anton Hagop (Powderfinger, Birds Of Tokyo, Missy Higgins) behind the mixing desk, and George Georgiadis (Tyne-James Organ, Last Dinosaurs) on mastering duties. The five-track EP will be their first on Domestic La La (which also hosts the likes of Teenage Joans, LOSER and Dear Seattle) after the band were poached directly by Violent Soho legend James Tidswell.
Divers came out swinging with their first EP, Now I’m Home, in September of 2020. It was followed up last March with The Sensory Edition, as well as a standalone single called Read Receipts in November.