“I tried so hard/ Not to let you all down,” Jessica Dobson sings on the new single from Deep Sea Diver, deeming the heavy burden “an impossible weight.” There’s only one reasonable conclusion: “So I’ll let you down now.”
With jagged guitar lines, a restless rhythm, and seething intensity that builds and builds, “Impossible Weight” is the kind of single I remember from my college radio days. It asserts itself immediately and then keeps finding ways to impress further, until the song feels like a promise of further greatness to come. If an artist can create a fierce, focused single this good, then absolutely anything seems within reach. Let down? Hardly.