Devan is a London-raised singer-songwriter from Toronto, Canada. Not too long ago, she released a lovely debut single, entitled, “Real Shot”, produced by Adam Boukis (Timbaland, Icona Pop, Saweetie, Bruno Martini).
Devan – “Real Shot” single
“‘Real Shot’ was written from the perspective of someone looking back on an old relationship. Considering what things would have been like if it had played out differently. Growing out of relationships and gaining more perspective on each situation can leave you wondering. What if we were older and more mature, and didn’t let things fall apart? Where would we be now? There’s nothing worse than regretting what you could have done or said. It’s often easy to take a backseat in your own life and half-ass things in the name of comfort. But that’ll come back to bite you in the long run. I am a very nostalgic person. It’s both a blessing and a curse. But I decided to lean into that curiosity for this song.” – Devan stated
‘Real Shot’ contains a relatable narrative, pleasing vocals, and tuneful melodies. Also, the emotional tune possesses moody instrumentation flavored with a warm indie-pop aroma. Furthermore, “Real Shot” traces the haunting what-ifs of an old and expired relationship.
“Let’s be present and embrace whatever comes our way.”
“Just remembered it’s your birthday. Is it too personal if I just call? Yeah, I’ve been learning it the hard way. Sometimes the best things still feel wrong. I thought it was meant to be easy, I didn’t think I needed you to need me. I let my emotions lead me, lead me here. What if we never gave it a real shot? Maybe, I quit too soon. What if we never we never realized that we had a lot to lose. If we were older, had more control of our insecurities. What if we never gave it a real shot?” — lyrics
Devan’s solo project has been percolating since the moment she hit ‘record’ on her first homemade demo. Since then, she has remained equally as brazen and ready to share her songs. While distinct, Devan’s voice may sound familiar. She has spent the last six years as a songwriter and live performer with Wild Rivers, a folk-pop band that she co-founded and co-fronts. So far, Wild Rivers has boasted over 140 million global streams.
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