There’s an image we all have of the small town girl following her dreams and moving to Los Angeles, only to have the City of Angels chew her up and spit her out. This is not the case with Dev. This small town girl has fangs; and she’s come to L.A. on a mission to take it to the top.
For Dev, that small town was Manteca in California’s central valley. Born to Portuguese and Mexican parents, Dev always had a cultural awareness that seeped into her style from day one. If she wasn’t spending afternoons barbecuing in the family’s backyard, she was making music in her closet vocal booth. But this is no nostalgia trip…
Recently signed to Universal Republic Records, Dev, who now resides in L.A., is the sound of now; from the streets to the club to the bedroom, Dev’s music is a fun, sexy, mishmash of pop, R&B, dance and hip-hop, all delivered with a distinctive, unique voice.
That voice belongs to a self-described outsider. “I love Los Angeles, but I’m not really part of any scene,” says Dev. Living in a city full of followers and going your own way might seem paradoxical, but that’s what Dev is all about. She’s a small town girl with a big city attitude. In her lyrics you’ll hear someone who is cocky and sarcastic and at the same time, incredibly sweet and honest.