[Photo Credit: Sean Macneil]
Sounding like a strange mix of Phoenix, Muse, MGMT, and something off of the Drive
soundtrack, New York-based band The Dig
have released their new single "Bleeding Heart (You Are The One)." The track is off of their upcoming album Bloodshot Tokyo
out February 3rd via Roll Call Records. Pretty much relying entirely on a bouncy synth, bass line, and fun disco-y drums, they offer a taste of both psychedelic rock and 80's pop. Singers David Baldwin and Emile Mosseri whisper little confessions. "You know I love you but you call me a friend / I think you love me more than you pretend,"
they sing, slowly leading up to a huge statement, "You are the one."
They have a story to tell and they tell it perfectly, giving detail while remaining mysterious.
The band on the song, "'Bleeding Heart' is some kind of confused off-shoot of Dostoevsky's The Idiot
. A hardworking blue collar good samaritan is continually seduced by a beautiful upscale sociopath. In the end, they are both overwhelmed by love for each other. It feels both strange and appropriate to release a pop song called 'Bleeding Heart' in this particular corner of time. It was a song we all wrote together by a lake in Connecticut a year ago and it feels good to set it out into the world today."