We chatted with singer-songwriter Devon Baldwin who recently dropped her new single, “Forgot To Miss You,” out now on all streaming platforms. We asked Devon about her musical influences, creative process, and lots more. Check out what she had to say below.
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How would you describe the sound of your music?’

DB: Dream pop’—it’s ethereal and sensuous but still rooted in pop themes and forms. 

Who would you say are some of your musical influences?

DB: Alanis Morissette, Metric, The Beatles, Christina Aguilera, Drake, Lorde, Imogen Heap, Frank Ocean, Florence & The Machine.

Did you always know that music was something you wanted to pursue?

DB: Definitely. Both my parents are musicians so I’ve been singing pretty much since I could talk. As a kid I would have little mini operas when I played with my barbies or beanie babies instead of having them talk to each other like a normal kid. 

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?

DB: Learn an instrument and start developing your songwriting process as soon as possible. Also don’t compare yourself or try to be like other people/artists, commit to what makes you unique. 

What is your favorite song to perform live?

DB: My song ‘Blindspot‘ with Nurko is super fun live. 

Can you describe your creative process when you’re writing new music?

DB: My favorite ideas come to me when I’m not actively trying to write, which can be frustrating lol, but melodies come to me when I’m driving, or hungover, or sometimes even in the bathroom at parties. I have a million voice memos that I circle back to and try to finish whichever ones still inspire me. 

What has been the best advice someone has given you about music?

DB: Write the song you want to hear. 

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