Dan Boeckner sees himself sink beneath the surface
"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.