You might remember Devon Baldwin from G-Eazy's "Acting Up" released back in 2011 or one of her many vocal assists on tracks since, but now the Bay Area singer/songwriter is stepping out on her own. Following the release of her recent track "Backwards," Devon returns today to drop the latest taste of her forthcoming new EP.
All fluid synths and blustering backbeats, "Ocean" immediately plunges into the propulsive unknown of pop where the inky underworld of Banks meets the fervent electronics of Broods. The track was co-written by Devon and Christoph Andersson who also produced the track. "Ocean is the first song I finished for this project, I wrote and recorded it after my lung collapsed three times," Devon told us over email. While the singer's self-described favorite pastimes are "smoking and watching porn," she can no longer do the former due to her lungs collapsing so many times. Instead, she drowns out her suffocating past by breathing new life into "Ocean" as she cooly drifts into its own lane of smoked out noir&b.