California club pop chirper Dev’s debut is as stark as it is sweet. This is owed partly to the casually giddy lightness of her talk-singing – familiar from her slizzered 2010 cameo on Far East Movement’s smash “Like a G6,” and around-the way-girl frisky like 1980s Latin freestyle. Escaping her smalltown in “Getaway,” Dev opens her album braving the unknown. From there, the Cataracs’ stripped-bare basement electro production ensures the darkness she’s dancing into feels exhilarating and disruptive.”No Scrabble game night,”she warns, but her bass is down low and a thump’s in her trunk – disco lives, and Dev will survive.
Listen To Dev’s “In My Trunk”:
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