L Devine’s new single ‘Don’t Say It’ – currently in its second week on the Radio 1 playlist – has added to the amplifying attention that’s building around the future alt-pop icon. Now L Devine shares the song’s official video. Her charismatic and unrestrained performance perfectly reflects the power of the song’s emotions. That’s something further supported by the visuals, which contrast between stark monochrome, barely lit images filmed at dusk and L Devine bathed in red light.
Of the video, L Devine says, “I’m so glad I was able to collaborate with Jess Kohl on this video. She really understood the song’s blend of tranquillity and chaos and brought it to life with the visuals. Despite the circumstances and limitations during the time we shot the video, I feel like we really captured the essence of the song.”
L Devine commenced lockdown with her URL Tour and has continued to make the most of the current situation. She’s been celebrating Pride with her homemade covers of favourites from Frank Ocean and Lady Gaga (Gay Times: “Stunning… One of the best covers of Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’”), and she also joined Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter’s Pride Summit and Pride Prom. Her recent rush of activity was completed with her take on Dua Lipa’s ‘Physical’ for Deezer Home Sessions.
She’s been championed by Charli XCX, Dua Lipa and Lewis Capaldi, supported by Radio 1 and Beats 1, and won GAY TIMES’ Elevate Emerging Star in Music award (supported by Apple Music). A snapshot of L Devine’s CV shows that the young artist is heading towards future iconic status. What’s more, she’s doing it her way – offering her unique take on life experiences through a prism of pioneering pop.
L Devine will return to performing IRL when she takes her rescheduled headline tour on the road in November. Commencing with a homecoming show at Newcastle’s Riverside, it includes her biggest headline gig to date at Heaven. It adds to her previous live highlights such as Radio 1’s Big Weekend, The Great Escape and big shows with Lewis Capaldi.
1st – Newcastle, Riverside
3rd – Glasgow, Stereo
4th – Edinburgh, The Caves
5th – Manchester, Deaf Institute
7th – Birmingham, O2 Institute 3
8th – Brighton, Chalk
10th – London, Heaven
11th – Bristol, Thekla
15th – Hull, Central Library