Friday, May 16, 2014
Listen: Dyev - "It's Time They Know"
I'm a sucker for a good mystery. So when a link to Wilmington, Delaware artist Dyev showed up with little to no information, I was intrigued. That he had been written about by my pal Connor over at I Guess I'm Floating well, that just cemented my interest.
One of instantly noticeable things about Dyev is the seamless blend of a multitude of layers with a definite pop sensibility. That he can obscure the level of complexity of the song's construction with a laid back vibe is all the more impressive. "It's Time They Know" is all heart-pounding percussion and downright celebratory group vocals; all wide expanses, jittery clustered harmonies, and effortless cool. It's one of those songs that manages to nail it's lead hook and just bears down on what works. Not in a repetitive way- the inclusion of some samples makes sure it's not four minutes of basic consistency but it's the kind of tune that makes you marvel at it's construction; ponder its various gears and the thought process of its creator. While I doubt Dyev is willing to break apart his process any time soon, it certainly adds to the intrigue. "It's Time They Know" is so brightly-tinged and spacious, it completely throws the notion of bedroom pop. There's no introspection here - Dyev is ever the mysterious extrovert captivating by virtue of his pure ingenuity. Here's hoping it's not too long before more surfaces but if that's what the man needs to create so be it.