Tackling the idea of modern masculinity, DYVR’s latest single ‘Shameful’ is a raw, honest, and vulnerable track that looks at how men view emotions as something that needs to be suppressed.
For fans of James Blake and Jamie Woon, the ambient electronic track will hit you right in the feels with its striking honesty and poignant lyricism. Combining haunting electronic soundscapes with an ethereal falsetto, ‘Shameful’ is a beauty to behold and is utterly mesmerising to listen to.
Elaborating on the story behind ‘Shameful’, DYVR says: “While I consider myself lucky to have grown up in a household that didn’t necessarily endorse the idea, I have been a person who allowed gender norms to affect the relationships I had around me.
There were many points that I felt adrift and I still feel like I’m learning to be honest with myself about my sexuality and how my negative view of being male has led to behaviours that are damaging.
“When you believe that being a man by default means that you act poorly, that is your reality,” he continues. “You justify your actions within that reality. You hurt people. I want to work harder to be a constantly evolving and complex person. We are all so many things. We can all choose how to define ourselves”.
The track is produced by Matt Harris (HAWK, Maria Kelly). Both Harris and DYVR have both received high praise from the likes of BBC 6Music’s Lauren Lavern, Stereogum and The Line of Best Fit.