Posts Tagged ‘Devon Baldwin’

December 19, 2017

The North Bay Fire Relief Benefit Concert at Gundlach Bundschu Winery in Sonoma went down exactly a week ago, and we’re still feeling very despondent that we couldn’t make it up for the show. Not only was it for a very good cause, but we would’ve loved to have been mesmerized by Devon Baldwin again. The now Los Angeles based San Francisco native both lifts our spirits and tears our hearts asunder with a gorgeously devastating new track. The ever stunning siren has presented us with a beautifully moving, chiffon stirring cover of Drake’s Shot For Me, featuring a few slightly altered choice lyrics to “make it extra topical”, as Devon herself said. The singer songwriter re-unites with her go-to producer and friend Christoph Andersson on the heartstrings tugging ballad. It’s a synthesis we’ve praised with much zeal in the past, and the union proves to be rewarding once again as Andersson sculpts an immaculate and austere electro-based soundscape to cushion Devon Baldwin’s aerial fluttering, pure and silvery voice. It’s a minimalistic song with no bells and whistles to hide behind, but there’s nothing that needs hiding when it comes to Devon Baldwin’s pristine vocals and heartfelt performance. She lays it all out. Shot For Me has never felt more raw, vulnerable, and sincere than on this deeply moving cover, which even works in some well suited Marvin’s Room. Devon Baldwin’s Shot For Me can also be streamed via Spotify, here, and downloaded from iTunes, here.

November 29, 2017

I have never heard of “tequilawine” and I’m doubtful of its true existence, but if it really were a thing, I’m more than game to try it out. After all, I’m fond of wine, and I’m fond of tequila. If the meeting of the two is as sublime as Olivia O’Brien’s song Tequilawine, I’d probably be hooked. The song is one of five tracks off the Napa chanteuse’s recent EP, It’s Not That Deep. Sweet sass abounds on the cozy strumming R&B pop song. Olivia O’Brien, who’s had a deservedly swift rise since the release of breakout hit “hate u, love u”, will be headlining a very special show on December 11th in a winery barn in Sonoma with Devon Baldwin. All proceeds from this North Bay Fire Relief Benefit Concert at Gundlach Bundschu Winery will go to Napa Valley Community Foundation and Sonoma County Resilience Fund. Find out more, here. You can stream Olivia O’Brien’s It’s Not That Deep EP, here.

February 22, 2017

The 21st of the month is a special day, as it has been for some months now. On the 21st of every month, San Francisco’s own Devon Baldwin presents us with a fresh ballad from her song a month series. Except, February 21st is extra special. Before we move ahead with proliferous praise regarding new song How You Like Me Now, let’s take a moment to wish Devon a very happy birthday. And let’s thank her for giving us the gift of music, even though today is her birthday, and not ours. The ever captivating chanteuse explains that her latest treat was written a few years ago, and though it’s been through several different production versions with various producers, she’s glad How You Like Me Now is finally seeing the light of day. I’m also very glad that she ended up releasing the song with frequent production collaborator Christoph Andersson. How You Like Me Now is breathy ravishing. The moody yet misty pop ballad, despite its soft and woolly atmosphere, packs a bitter bite. It’s yet another moving number from Devon Baldwin to add to a growing repertoire of heartrending tunes. Visit her prior songs on Soundcloud.

January 29, 2017

It’s nearly surprising that the music video for Devon Baldwin’s Hero is the San Francisco chanteuse’s very first, considering the fact that we’ve been enamored with this gifted and versatile talent for such a long time. The video, which was directed by Devon Baldwin’s friend Bobby Bruderle, is simple yet entrancing. We can’t take our eyes off as Devon takes us on a dusty ride across gorgeous golden hills. Despite the sprawling landscape spread before us, it’s the familiar intimacy that exudes from the video which draws us in the most. Devon Baldwin stares straight into the camera and serenades us with her earthy and heartfelt ballad. Hero is a candid beauty with vivid poetics. Its finespun dream pop meets surging electropop production come courtesy of frequent collaborator Christoph Andersson. Hero is as tender as can be, a gracefully heartrending ballad on which Devon Baldwin’s pure, flawless voice shines ever brilliantly. For more of Devon Baldwin’s past releases (which showcase her impressive versatility both in vocal delivery and style), visit the SF starlet’s Soundcloud, here.

December 22, 2016


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December 22, 2016

It’s the 21st of the month, and not any month at that. It’s December 21st, which means Christmas is just around the bend. One of our favorite San Francisco talents, singer songwriter Devon Baldwin, has one more treat to gift us on her song a month series before we welcome a brand new year. This 21st of the month brings us a snow covered wintry delight. Even from its icy tinkling start, This Christmas is wistful moving. It soon thaws the blustering blizzards of our hearts with soothing beauty and warm crystalline vocals. This Christmas was written from the perspective of Wendy from Peter Pan. Devon explains that Wendy “wants to runaway to Neverland but can’t remember the way on her own.” Deep down, we’re all pining for our own Peter Pans to come rescue us, teach us “how to fly again”, fill us with hope, and take us away to wonderland. This Christmas is a song you’ll want to listen to, late at night on Christmas day, when you’re bursting at the seams with those holiday feels. You can re-visit Devon Baldwin’s prior songs on Soundcloud, since This Christmas will probably leave you with an aching for more of her beautifully stirring music. 

November 21, 2016

As you guys know, I Heart Moosiq is enamored with SF’s own Devon Baldwin. Fresh off the soundcloud presses Devon just released “Dead of Night”. It’s an introspective/reflective track that will soundtrack your aimless drive with your significant other whom you share a dead end relationship with. “Dead of Night” not only is literal but metaphorically refers to the ending of a relationship. The track opens somberly with “I never meant to say goodbye. I never meant to make you cry.” The relationship has seen brighter days but it’s nearing the end and is swallowed by darkness. A darkness in which they both cannot recover from: “You’re not alive. I’m not alive.” Devon questions “What do you want to say? Who do you wanna be in the light of day? Where do you want to go? Where do you want to hide?” but it’s not in that desperate, trying-to-save-the-relationship tone. It’s actually in the tone of trying to having closure and bury the relationship while in the dead of night. They can savior the fleeting moments of a dead relationship as the song echoes it’s final question, “where do you want to go in the dead of night”.  An absolutely beautiful song that I’ve already had on repeat. 

October 25, 2016

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October 23, 2016

San Francisco’s own talented singer songwriter Devon Baldwin is in the midst of a new project in which she’ll reveal a fresh track every month on the 21st, reportedly “till the end of time”. That last part may very well be in jest, but I would be more than content if it were true, particularly after losing myself in the rich harmonics of the second song from her series, a breathtaking gem named Heights Like These on which Devon reunites with producer Christoph Andersson. The modulated pop and electronica on this exquisite beauty evoke the exposed intimacy of Imogen Heap and The Japanese House just as much as it does the sonorous grandeur of Bon Iver or Francis and the Lights. Heights Like These is a sweeping aria, it engulfs us into a flowery expanse, in which Devon Baldwin’s pristine pure voice takes immaculate flight. We reach heights we’ve never been on the wings of Heights Like These, and I’m left soaring in the sky, eagerly looking ahead to the next 21st of the month. Visit Devon Baldwin’s Soundcloud to listen to prior tracks from her song a month series or re-visit her EP, Lungs.

February 28, 2016

There have been infinite covers of Johnny Cash classic Ring Of Fire, but I’ll bet you haven’t heard it in quite this fashion before. San Francisco’s very own Devon Baldwin puts a breathtaking electronic pop twist on the standard, linking up with oft collaborator, producer Christoph Andersson, to deliver a dreamy seductive rendition of the tune. This Ring Of Fire is a smoldering future bass inflected affair. Devon’s voice is boldly beautiful as always, hovering sensually in the pensively simmering panorama of Andersson’s magnificent soundscape.