June 19 | 19:30£10
Devon is back with another big alt pop banger, ‘Warning Signs’,
The new single tackles a more serious subject then Devon’ previous singles with him wrestling with the weight of your mental health and letting yourself get into dark places, acting out of character and ignoring the signs the world maybe screaming at you to slow down or look after yourself.
In addition to this being something we have all been through, this bop touches loosely on the personal experiences Devon has faced in the last couple of years. The track is the first single of a brand-new Era for Devon and is going to be part of a much bigger full length mixtape project coming at the end of the year. The ambitious leap into a full length is something he has wanted to pursue since the completion of his last set of tracks. This year will see the alt pop artist show his talents as an artist/producer and allow his fans to dive deeper into his woodland universe to hear the full span of his sound.
Devon explains… “The track has a wide meaning which I like but It definitely came from a time in my life when I felt like I felt I was acting out of character and destroyed certain relationships in doing so. The song talks from a outsiders perspective looking at other people and us as a human race and how we can sometimes destroy ourselves by living in denial of issues and sweeping stuff under the rug be it on a personal level or just on a human level. I’m excited to get this track out as it feels very much like the introduction to the bigger picture for me”
The track lands a time when many people can probably relate after a lockdown forces us to look inwards and have no other choice but to spend time in our heads, with our own company. The song is almost darker, deeper close relative to Devon’ latest single ‘WHY DO WE WAKE UP? (BEFORE THE GOOD BIT)’ which touched on a monotonous day to day ritual that is pretty universally understood. Warning Signs feels we carried on walking down the familiar path and we found ourselves on slightly darker of road we knew was there but we didn’t want to go down.
The single will be accompanied by a self-directed music video shot in Devon’ home town of the Forest of Dean.
‘WARNING SIGNS’ is co – written & produced by Bath natives Bad Sounds, in a collaboration that follows on from the production flare on his latest single ‘ WHY DO WE WAKE UP? (BEFORE THE GOOD BIT) not to mention the Bath band’s groove-laden remix of ‘TRUST ISSUES’ earlier in the summer. Bad Sounds perfectly complement Devon’s trademark sound with their knowledge of sample chopping, drum sounds among the other talents they provide. The collaborative trio have certainly found a connection in similar influences and how they like to work and this track shows.
Devon says on his experience writing WARNING SIGNS with the band. “We wrote WARNING SIGNS on the first day we met in person. I remember getting into their studio (a old prison cell based in an old Bristol police station) and we spoke for an hour or so about everything. I felt comfortable the moment I walked in there so when it came to creating that was going to be the easy bit. I remember saying I wanted to make something out of orchestral samples and we were away. They really seem to flow with whatever wacky ideas I have at the time and seem to know where I’m going sound wise. We have since written a lot more songs”
As well as spending time writing and producing with others from his home in the Forest of Dean (F.O.D.), Devon has spent the year of no events making friends online. Discovering a love for TikTok, Devon has found fans for his music and style in far flung places, impressively developing a US listener-base exceeding that of his home country. Likewise on Triller, Devon has been one of the first alt artists from the UK to make waves on the app.
Today’s new single adds to a potent run of big hitting singles over the past 12 months including, ‘BELONG 2 U’ and ‘I DON’T WANT 2 B UR FRIEND’, all released through Universal Music On Demand. Devon has now hit over a million streams on Spotify alone and is bolstered by support from Jack Saunders on BBC Radio 1, as well as MTV, DIY, Clash, Dork, The Line of Best Fit, trmw and Brooklyn Vegan.
This show will be a socially distanced, seated event in line with all government guidance.