It’s been a long time since the last Beach Fossils album. (Remember when DIIV were a Beach Fossils side project?) The Brooklyn guitar-pop crew are finally following up 2013’s Clash The Truth with a new LP called Somersault, and we’ve already heard its lovely lead single “This Year.” Now they’ve shared another song, “Saint Ivy,” and it’s another good one, folding strings, piano, and even a hot flute solo into its wistful warmth. The video follows a number of New Yorkers around the city, underlining the subtly political edge of Dustin Payseur’s sighed “Wanna believe in America/ But it’s somewhere I can’t find” with some #NotMyPresident graffiti.
Directors Joey Chriqui and Milah Libin share this statement about the project:
In uncertain times, we turn to New York City as a reassuring look into the true diversity of this country. We set out to create a vision of NYC that demonstrates a more honest and nuanced understanding of what it means to live here. This video represents the less visible places and characters that exist in beautiful harmony both in this city, and in America.
Somersault is out 6/2 on Bayonet.