Alt-pop singer-songwriter L Devine fuels anticipation for the release of her ‘NEAR LIFE EXPERIENCE: PART 1’ project by sharing her brand-new single ‘PRIORITIES’. The track premiered as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World and was the third time that L Devine has been honoured with that accolade. ‘PRIORITIES’ follows the recent single ‘Girls Like Sex’, which spent four weeks on the Radio 1 playlist while earning widespread streaming and tastemaker support.
PRIORITIES’ shows L Devine’s flair for writing songs that express universal experiences with the unguarded honesty of a diary entry. It’s a song about a breaking point in a relationship. “When I see the time of my life I see you in the centre,” she confesses, but that adoration isn’t returned: “You put a drink with your friends twice a week before you put me.” Yet L Devinecounters those themes of heartbreak with utterly uplifting pop powered electronica and the vocal talent of a future icon.
L Devine says, “I had the title ‘Priorities’ in mind for a while. I just wanted to get my frustrations in a relationship out, as I was so maddened that this person wasn’t putting me first, like I was with them. Over time, the song’s meaning has changed for me. Now it makes me think of the journey I’ve been on with myself since I wrote it. I’ve realised all the things I list in the song that this person is prioritising over me, are things I should be doing for myself. I was so fixated on putting my whole self-worth onto this person when really, I just needed to stop and look after myself.”
‘PRIORITIES’ is launched alongside an equally striking official video, which is tightly focused on L Devine’s performance. The visual deploys rapid-fire x-ray FX and simulates increasingly chronic wounds across her face as a symbolic representation of the song’s escalating emotions.
She will then make her long awaited return to touring in September when she embarks upon a major UK headline tour, which includes her biggest show to date at Heaven. The dates are:
25th – Liverpool, Arts Club
26th – Newcastle, Riverside
28th – Glasgow, Stereo
29th – Edinburgh, The Caves
1st – Manchester, The Deaf Institute
2nd – Birmingham, O2 Institute 3
4th – Bristol, Thekla
5th – London, Heaven
6th – Brighton, Chalk
17th – Hull, Central Library