Watch Divine Fits Get Wet in Dreamlike 'My Love Is Real' Video

Dan Boeckner sees himself sink beneath the surface

Marc Hogan WRITTEN BY
Marc Hogan

"My Love Is Real" is a head-fake. Like Brian Wilson's "I may not always love you...", except in the opposite direction, the title phrase on this frosty new waver from Divine Fits' excellent 2012 album A Thing Called Divine Fits gives way to way to its reverse: "My love is real," former Wolf Parade/Handsome Furs man Dan Boeckner declares, "until it stops." Stereogum points to the song's surreal new video, which director Alexa Gerrity, who previously directed a series of trailers for the group, says was inspired by 1968 Burt Lancaster film The Swimmer (itself based on a 1964 John Cheever short story). Divine Fits' Britt Daniel and Sam Brown each step into a Los Angeles residential swimming pool fully clothed, as Boeckner sings urgently in the house above. Finally, Boeckner sees himself outside below taking the plunge. Spoiler alert: The last time around, "until it stops" doesn't stop, leaving that word — "stop" — like Boeckner's double, floating, ambiguous.

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