Souvenir Driver are a band that recently popped up on our radar, and needless to say, we like what we hear. Their latest single, "Dive," shows that the band's killer riffs and moody melody are far beyond what you'd expect from a band on the cusp releasing their latest record. Their previous EP, the aptly titled Brace Yourself was written in-between the election and inauguration, so it's safe to say that the band has been motivated as of late.
"The idea for 'Dive' started as a synth song, then completely transformed when I brought it to rehearsal," Nate Wey says. "The band re-arranged it into something both warmer and more emotional. The song is about longing, regret, and sorrow. It is about wanting to rise up but feeling too defeated to try.
"Though it's not the “darkest” song on the record, it is probably the most melancholy. The record itself is mostly optimistic and sunny, but I always like having different moods to help anchor an album. This song is part of the journey."
Souvenir Driver's self-titled album is out on April 14 via High School Records. Grab the album early here.