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Devlin – Community Outcast

The voice of England is back, while most artists are out to make money and speak on lavish matieralistic content, Devlin has always remained true to his surroundings.

If Devlin wanted, he could see fame and fortune with one commercial single, he has the talent to do so, however a true artist, a true love for music, Devlin sticks to real content, offering a voice for the people.

Community Outcast is a perfect example, after the success of London City (an ode to a night out), he returns with the realism that many choose to ignore, with the talent to stand up against the best of the best, he uses it for good, his narration of situations is second to none, this is a gripping song, it highlights problems that many face, and he does it so well.

A natural story teller, Devlin steps into the shoes of various people, lyrically portraying their struggle and making complete sense whilst doing so.

This song speaks for itself, with the added visuals courtesy Digital Dan, Digital is more than a friend to me, he is a talented individual who shares the passion of promoting the UK’s original and multi-talented scene through his lens to our screens, he does not receive as much praise as he deserves but all shall come in due course. Together, Dan and Devlin repeat the success of London City with this new and outstanding masterpiece, expect more to come.

Fáris Rating:
8/10

Devlin, the epitome of a Realist

Devlin, the epitome of a Realist

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Devlin – London City

Devlin has been a prominent fixture in the ever rising Grime scene, considered as Ghetts’ protege, Devlin is one of the founding members of the highly respected and even feared collective, ‘The Movement’ along with Wretch 32, Mercston, Ghetts and Scorcher. Numerous mixtapes, verses, freestyles and features kept his name within talk of the future of the scene, for a while though as artists began to establish themselves further, we did not hear much from Devlin.

Until now:

Devlin returns with an anthem for the city, a feel good song that feels as real as it sounds, lyrically honest, Devlin manages to capture the atmosphere well, it reminds me of The Streets – Blinded By The Lights, only in the sense that it’s a night out track but slow in tempo, it tells a story, almost as if your with Devlin on a night out in London City.

The video compliments the song well, directed by Digital Dan, one of the hardest working directors in the scene, putting Devlin into the spotlight, capturing him well with landscapes of London, to be honest, like the London Eye and Big Ben we should be proud of Devlin and the quality he possesses as an artist. Cameos from Ghetts, Griminal & Lil’ Nasty add a certain level of excitement, Ghetts has taken both Devlin and Griminal under his wing as he helps to establish the two undoubtly talents, it adds to the song and videos feel good vibe.

London City, is a great track as Devlin makes a return to the scene, to claim his spot as one of the best the UK has to offer.

Fáris Rating:
8/10

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