Thanks to a transatlantic childhood, Toronto-born/London-raised singer-songwriter Devan is leaning into her wildly diverse musical influences to create a voice that’s all her own. On her debut EP, Pink Noise (set for release 2/26), Devan creates an honest introduction of who she is as an artist and producer, and a commitment to being honest as she reflects on the uncertainty that comes with navigating your 20s.
PINK NOISE EP OUT VIA EMPIRE ON FEBRUARY 26
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Written and produced between Toronto and Los Angeles, Devan’s crew of collaborators include Adam Boukis (Timbaland, Saweetie, and Bruno Martini), Quin Kiu (Lil Mosey, J Ember), Tyler Shamy (Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Taeyeon), and features singer-songwriter Corey Harper on “Almost.”
Pink Noise is about insecurity, but it’s also about being able to breathe out and feel a sense of relief towards my revelation that my reality is formed by my own perceptions. Writing songs for me is a way to uncover my underlying feelings about something –putting elusive emotions into tangible sentences, and coming to terms with them. My only guideline for writing these songs was to try to be as honest with myself as possible, and follow my instincts without all the self-inflicted barriers that I usually let get in the way.
While distinct, Devan’s voice may sound familiar. She has spent the last six years honing her talents as a songwriter and live performer with Wild Rivers; the folk-pop band that she co-found and co-fronts, boasting over 160 million global streams. The band’s 2019 release, “I Do,” scored Devan the top prize at the International Songwriting Competition and placed her in front of judges Coldplay, Dua Lipa, Tom Waits, and Bebe Rexha.