A captivating observation on the volatile nature of love; Dehd have shared their latest single, ‘Flood’. Lifted from their upcoming album Flower of Devotion, set for release via Fire Talk on 17th July, the track is a sultry blend of brooding bass lines, emotive vocals and melodic guitar riffs.
Based in Chicago, Dehd are formed of Emily Kempf (vocals/bass), Jason Balla (vocals/guitar), and Eric McGrady (drums). The trio explored how minimal they could make their sounds on previous album Water, but on Flower of Devotion they’ve leaned more towards the ethos of making something “that’s really powerful”, whether that’s minimalistic or not. This seems to be the case on ‘Flood’, which explores the strength and vulnerability that comes with opening yourself up to new love.
“Falling in love with someone is like becoming water” explains vocalist Kempf. “A flood is powerful, uncontrollable, devastating. Water can nourish or destroy.” These themes are reflected in the accompanying video to ‘Flood’, directed & choreographed by Kempf and Andrew Miller. The cinematic visuals show Kempf by the sea, adorned in a beautiful white dress and gracefully moving in and out of the water.
Photo Credit: Alexa Viscius