by Thomas Bedward August 08, 2021
After having performed with the likes of Jamie Cullum, Bonobo, and SG Lewis, and being heralded as a stunning new talent by publications likes Earmilk, Line of Best Fit, and CLASH, the world is well and truly in Deanna Devore’s hands. A talented producer and multi-instrumentalist, Deanna has recently dropped her latest endeavour featuring D. Lylez, and it’s absolutely sensational.
A Chicago and Toronto based multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, composer and producer, Deanna’s music beautifully blends downtempo electronic beats with organic instrumentation, creating emotionally captivating music that has been resonating with audiences across the globe. Devore's polished musicianship, modern production techniques and compelling songwriting exude maturity and sophistication that spans across a multitude of genres.
Her latest single, ‘Need To Know’ reminisces about a certain someone, detailing that feeling of needing to know that they are thinking about you too. Featuring silky R&B-Soul tones, it’s a rich, lo-fi ambience, with a soothing, groovy melody, making for the perfect late-night single.
Written during the pandemic, Devore explains how the isolation elicited a long period of reflection. Described as a nostalgic song, ‘Need To Know’ reminisces about a certain someone, detailing that feeling of needing to know that they are thinking about you too. The chill-hop beat lends a smooth vibe to the soundscape. Lylez’s divine crystal-clear vocals, his gentle falsettos and melodic agility complement the dancing keyboard motifs. Alongside the floaty, orchestral elements, there is a heavy neo-soul, jazz flush that brings an atmospheric wash, creating an ethereal musical diversion to help you escape the uncertainty of the times.
‘Need To Know’ has a rich, lo-fi ambience, with a soothing, groovy melody, making for the perfect late-night single. Featuring D. Lylez (a top 24 contestant on The Voice season 18), the track was produced, recorded and performed by Devore herself, as she shows us her striking musical talent. Homing in on a variety of genres, which is signature Devore, this single is steeped in fusions of chill-hop, RnB, neo-soul, jazz, with a zesty dash of orchestral flare.
Devore has seen success performing to sold-out venues and festivals across the map, such as Summerfest, CMJ, NXNE, and 80/35. She has had the pleasure of opening for renowned artists including Jamie Cullum, Bonobo and SG Lewis, as well as Raveena, Mother Mother, and Yoke Lore. The composer has also been adding to her musical portfolio by scoring both feature and short films, as well as composing music for commercials including a Starbucks ad, podcasts and animation videos.
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