After releasing a string of EPs, including this year’s Miracle, Nashville songwriter Briston Maroney is ready to drop his full-length debut album. The effort is slated for arrival sometime in 2021 ,and as a preview, he’s sharing a new single called “Deep Sea Diver”.
A freewheeling and folksy number, it finds Maroney struggling to pull himself out of a major rut. “Sick and tired of this old routine,” he laments early on, adding, “I’m a deep sea diver, I’m in too deep.”
Maroney goes on to ponder his own “selfish pride” and “fear of rejection”, and whether they are keeping him from being an authentic and honest person. He also considers taking drugs to escape the present, but only momentarily. (Maroney might just be a genius for rhyming “Bowling Green”, “ketamine”, and “next week” all in one verse.)
“Deep Sea Diver” was produced by studio veteran John Congleton (St. Vincent, Cloud Nothings) and co-written with Dan Wilson (Adele, Leon Bridges). Check out its accompanying video below, which was shot by Drew Bauml and directed by Joey Brodnax. In it, Maroney wanders through fields, plays a game of tennis, and gets behind the wheel of a sleek DeLorean.