"Deep Sea Diver" has a lot of sea imagery in the lyrics because when Natasha wrote the album she was living by the sea. The loop heard throughout the song was created by looping the sound of the harmonium pedals. As explained by Natasha, the song is about "tasting the rich, good things in life—the small but rich things."
This wasn't written as a closing song, and for a while I didn't know what the last song would be. As it developed, I really like the ambient layering. It's a comforting song for me, it sets everything back to neutral. It's a good cuddle at the end of the album. It built-up slowly with loads of layers. The beginning of the song has a really important refrain: Let your hair down, throw your head back, relax, it's alright. By the end the music takes over and it's called Deep Sea Diver. Maybe you're on your own, feeling really good sitting at the bottom of the sea!
The song was performed live for the first time on 9 April 2020 on a livestream concert.
- "Bat For Lashes: 'The Haunted Man' - Track by Track". YouTube.
- "Bat For Lashes Discusses “The Haunted Man,” Its Album Cover, and Her Family History". 24 October 2012. Under the Radar.
- "Bat For Lashes - Natasha Khan's Guide To New Album The Haunted Man". 12 October 2012. Q Magazine.
- "Here's a recording of Deep Sea Diver..."