The Night The Sun Came Up
Label: Universal Records
If you know "In the Dark," it might feel like you know Dev and what to expect from her debut: that intimate purr; those familiar club themes; those Catarac swoops. And all that stuff's here, just broken up and sprinkled like breadcrumbs down other, stranger paths. Take "In My Trunk," which kind of sounds like "Bass Down Low"'s crunkier cousin before it meanders off on an art poppy bridge to nowhere. See also: off-kilter girl-group hoots, deconstructed electro-pop, fiercely lyrical braggadocio, and piano jam "Getaway." Dev, it's going to be interesting getting to know ya.