L Devine | Abbey Road Equalise for Pride in association with Gay Times

L Devine | Abbey Road Equalise for Pride in association with Gay Times

6th October 2023

We are thrilled to announce the second instalment of our Abbey Road Equalise for Pride in association with Gay Times series.

To coincide with the release of L Devine's latest single, we are excited to publish an exclusive live performance video and an accompanying interview as part of this special series.

L DEVINE today shares her new single Slippin Away as she continues to build anticipation for the 2 February release of her debut album Digital Heartifacts.

Each single in the campaign has so far delivered a landmark moment, with Push It Down and Miscommunikaty hitting Radio 1 with a Hottest Record premiere courtesy of Clara Amfo as well as Tune of the Week from Greg James.

The most recent track, Laundry Day, completed a video trilogy that she created with director Emilio Gamal Boutros. The film premiered with a screening at a homecoming launch event in Newcastle, which also included a live performance, an immersive listening experience and a Q&A.
Slippin Away is indicative of L DEVINE’s continuing artistic evolution, which melds her renowned diaristic and self-deprecating lyrical themes with a sound that blends her alt-pop heart with the raw feel of its live instrumentation.

L DEVINE says, “Slippin Away is my way of taking the piss out of my patterns in relationships. I protect myself a lot in my songwriting by being self-aware and making fun of myself before anyone else can. It’s a tongue-in-cheek love song about smothering someone with love so much that you push them away.”

Slippin Away is released alongside L DEVINE’s session performance filmed for our Equalise programme. It’s a series of exclusive performance and interview films that illuminate a diverse range of queer voices across music and the wider creative arts.

The programme features intimate performances and interviews filmed at Abbey Road and our sister studio, Angel Studios and was born from the studio’s vision to celebrate creativity and queer artistic expression. The intention for the series has been to celebrate these artists foremost for their brilliance, whilst also shining a light on their queerness and personal journeys as LGBTQ+ individuals. The video was directed by Devon Kuziw.

L DEVINE adds, “The album is a bit of a different direction sonically in that we recorded way more live instruments on it than I ever have before and I think this song especially has a proper band feel to it. So being able to record a live session with Devon at Abbey Road and show people what’s to come on the live side of things was so exciting.”
Slippin Away, Laundry Day, Misscommunikaty and Push It Down all feature on the upcoming Digital Heartifacts album, which is available to pre-order / pre-save HERE. Her official store offers vinyl and CD formats of the album plus a new t-shirt, all of which are available in album bundles which add a signed art print.

You can watch the full interview below.

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