After leaving the bitter Lake District winter behind, where the decision had just been made for Wild Beasts to go their separate ways after over a decade together, “Diviner” was written under the perpetual blue skies of California.
“Diviner became the first song and the divining rod for what was going to be next,” Thorpe says. “There are, if we can wait for them, rare days of alignment. Diviner was written on such a day, my birthday of all days. The curtains were drawn for a while, I went inside. To say I’m delighted to see daylight would be an understatement.”
“Diviner” is a tender, euphonious track with burnished keys and serpentine voice, heralding a bright future for Thorpe.