Song of the Week: Beach House – “Dive”

Beach House

The dream pop duo tries something new on this stunning single.

Beach House’s music has always been defined by two factors: the hazy, atmospheric instrumentation that floats along effortlessly and Victoria Legrand’s spacey, standout vocals. For their seventh album though, the two-piece is expanding their horizons, while keeping those two cornerstones intact.

“Dive” arrives with a blissed-out swirl of hypnotic synthesizers and gentle-strummed guitar chords. But as Legrand sings, “So I dive to find it,” an absolutely banging electronic groove hits, propelling the song out of this world. It’s the sound of rocketing out of a murky ocean into a lush landscape, a dive acted out in reverse.

You can listen to 7 yourself when the album drops on May 11 via Sub Pop.