Italian post-rockers Platonick Dive provide the first taste of their forthcoming album, in the form of brooding new single Maple.
Intense and understated, brooding and otherworldly, Maple is the latest single from Italian post-rockers Platonick Dive, and is the first taste of their forthcoming album Social Habits. Building on the foundations of their previous two records, the band combine traditional post-rock elements with ecclectic electronics that provides the band’s already rich compositions with an extra layer of nuance.
Latest single Maple is no exception. “Staying close with people you love, making sex, listening good music, smoking weed. All of these things could be a good therapy. This is what this song talk about. It’s pretty much different from the typical band’s sound, both for the music and for the lyrics: analog synths and ’80s arpeggiators dance on a upbeat drum while the voice sings about the brutality of being a misogynist, homophobe and racist nowadays.”
It’s a fitting theme. With Platonick Dive hailing from a country in which political tolerance seems more in decline now than ever, that they should want to highlight such things is only natural. Far from affecting their compassion however, Platonick Dive see their music as a form of therapy, and of healing and given the fluid, progressive nature of Maple, it’s easy to see why.
You can stream the track below: