The frontman discusses last year's drugs arrest and the effect it had on his pop star girlfriend
Dicussing the pair’s 2013 arrest after being found in possession of heroin and ecstasy, Smith said he still feels guilty about the effect it had on his partner, who allegedly lost modelling jobs because of the incident.
Speaking to Stereogum, Smith said: “Basically I just was stupid. I fucked up, and it was entirely my fault, and I fucked up my girlfriend’s life. She literally didn’t do anything wrong. She basically was just a passenger in the car with a person who was out of control for a minute. She got in deep shit…”
He continued: “Her career got really fucked up because everybody thought she was a drug addict, which she’s absolutely not. That’s the worst part of it for me, that I really fucked her over.”
In the interview Smith also said he hates the fact that his band are now associated with the arrest. “I feel like there’s all this weird mythology that sort of surrounds me, and it distracts from the purity of the band. If somebody mentioned DIIV, they wouldn’t hum the song, they’d be like, ’Oh yeah, the guy who got pulled over driving a stolen car with heroin in it.’ I really hate that,” he commented.
DIIV released their debut album ‘Oshin’ in 2012 and are currently working on its follow-up. Smith has revealed that he has finished over 150 songs in the past two years.