L DEVINE has performed her new single ‘Slippin Away’ at the iconic Abbey Road Studios in London, in partnership with GAY TIMES.
The new single is representative of the star’s evolution as an artist, which combines her distinctive diaristic and self-deprecating lyrical style, accompanied by an alt-pop sound and the subtlety of a paired-back live instrumentation.
“‘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,” L DEVINE said of the single.
“It’s a tongue-in-cheek love song about smothering someone with love so much that you push them away.”
‘Slippin Away’ will be included on the hotly-anticipated release of her debut album Digital Heartifacts alongside ‘Laundry Day’, ‘Push It Down’ and ‘Miscommunikaty’. The latter was shared on Radio 1 by Clara Amfo as a ‘Hottest Record’ premiere and ‘Tune of the Week’ by Greg James.
“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,” she said of Digital Heartifacts and being a part of Abbey Road’s Equalise programme.
“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.”
Due for release 2 February, Digital Heartifacts is now available to pre-order/pre-save. Watch L DEVINE’s performance of ‘Slippin Away’ at Abbey Road Studios below.
Abbey Road Equalise for Pride is a series of exclusive performance films in association with GAY TIMES, that illuminate a diverse range of queer voices across music and the wider creative arts.
The series will spotlight emerging artists in music and the creative arts through performances and interviews filmed at Abbey Road and Angel Studios. It continues Abbey Road Studios’ history and vision of celebrating creativity and queer expression.
Abbey Road Studios and GAY TIMES will be posting special performance films and interviews across our social channels in the coming weeks with Tom Rasmussen, BULLYACHE, Charles and Harry Strange. You can watch Baby Queen’s performance of ‘Dream Girl’ here.
Icons who have previously recorded at Abbey Road Studios include The Beatles, Lady Gaga, Frank Ocean, Amy Winehouse, Little Simz, Adele, Brockhampton, Sam Smith and Florence + The Machine.
“Over the last four years, Abbey Road Equalise has sought to inspire and empower under-represented groups exploring a career in music,” said Mark Robertson, Head of Brand & Communications.
“We’ve presented free workshops and mentoring, filmed studio sessions and more, whether via our annual events for International Women’s Day or a special event for International Transgender Day of Visibility in 2021.
“For Pride 2023, we wanted to create a season of films to showcase and elevate some of the brilliant queer artists and creatives forging their own unique path.”
Harmony Marsh, Digital Manager and member of Universal Music’s Pride Network, added: “We’re delighted to present this series of intimate performance films during Pride season, to serve as an homage to remarkable artists and a profound embrace of their queer identities.
“Our 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.”
You can also watch L DEVINE’s interview for Abbey Road Equalise below.