Quick Thoughts: dev soter caught our attention a couple weeks back with his track, Brainless, the first release off his debut EP, The Dida Tapes. Brainless immediately stood out thanks to its funky sound and dev’s gruff, yet vulnerable vocals. It turns out that the entire project is remarkable.
dev manages to show a consistent quality across the six song EP. The Boston native is beginning to establish his signature sound, a stunning, unforgettable combination of indie rock, R&B, and jazz, complemented by his stirring production and imagery-driven lyricism. dev manages to create perfect vibes with his music, the mark of a special artist. If you’re anything like me, The Dida Tapes will be the soundtrack to a lot of chill, quarantined nights to come. Stream on Spotify:
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