Deep Sea Diver, the project led by Jessica Dobson, has shared a new collaborative track with Sharon Van Etten called ‘Impossible Weight’. The single is taken from Deep Sea Diver’s upcoming third album of the same name. Check it out below, alongside a music video co-directed by Jessica Dobson, Peter Mansen, and Tyler Kalberg.
“In the past I’d often tell myself, ‘This other person is going through something worse than I am, so their pain weighs more,’” Dobson explained in a statement. “‘Impossible Weight’ is about finding more compassion for yourself, instead of discrediting your pain in that way.”
Speaking of Van Etten’s contribution, she added: “I chose the Neptune as the final shot [of the video] because that is the venue in which I saw Sharon Van Etten play at the night before we recorded the song “Impossible Weight”. I’ve been a huge fan or hers for quite some time and I was deeply moved and inspired by that show. The next day, I literally said out loud as we were recording, “I wonder if Sharon would ever sing on this?” Having never met her, it was definitely a pipe dream question that somehow ended up working out and I’m eternally grateful for it. She brought so much to this song and brought it alive even more.”
Impossible Weight, which also includes the previously released single ‘Lights Out’, comes out October 16th via High Beam/ATO Records. Deep Sea Diver’s last album was 2016’s Secrets.