Exclusive Premiere: Debra Devi Debuts New Single & Video, “Butterfly”
Debra Devi, a New Jersey-based singer, songwriter, author, and guitarist dropped her new single and video, “Butterfly” on April 20.
“Butterfly” is the first single off Devi’s upcoming EP, Wild Little Girl. This is the first of four singles to be released prior to the EP officially dropping. The entire EP will be released with a bonus live track September 1, 2017.
Deb’s website is: www.debradevi.com and the single can be purchased here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/
Devi became a Fender Girl Rock Nation artist and the first female guitarist to record for Guitar World’s “Lick of the Day” video series. She is also an author (The Language of the Blues), and scored the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award. Her book was blurbed by Bonnie Raitt and Joe Bonamassa.
Here are the credits for the song and video…
Vocal, guitars – Debra Devi
Bass, background vocals, tambourine- Max Feinstein
Drums – John Hummel
Keys – Eric Safka
Photography (band) – John Roccesano
Photography (rooftop, butterflies) – Lisa Swarbrick
Editing – John Roccesano, Debra Devi at Silver Horse Sound
Post Production – John Roccesano at Silver Horse Sound
Words & music – Debra Devi (La Que Sabe Music/ASCAP)
Vocals, guitars – Debra Devi
Bass, background vocals – Max Feinstein
Drums, tambourine – John Hummel
Keys – Rob Clores
Mixing – Wayne Dorell at The Velvet Owl
Mastering – Fred Kevorkian
For more on Debra Devi, check out this press release info:
“Butterfly,” opens with a fanciful Prince-like keyboard run from Rob Clores (The Black Crowes, Joan Osborne) that slams into Devi’s hooky, crunchy guitar riff and a heavy groove from drummer John Hummel (a Bonzo Bash favorite). “You dig every butterfly in the sky,” Devi sings, “they light you up as they flutter by/their dripping colors will get you high but you don’t want me.
Devi calls “Butterfly” a “masochistic-yet-triumphant love song from the perspective of a shy girl who’s been messing around with a rock star-type guy who attracts tons of beautiful women. She knows the situation is no good, but the thrill of being with him is so great that she decides she doesn’t care. She’s a moth drawn to his flame and she just wants to burn. Surprisingly, by making that decision, she takes her power back. She discovers her own agency, her huge passion for life, and her sexual/spiritual allure.”
Devi’s self-produced debut album, Get Free (True Nature Records/Redeye) received raves from Vintage Guitar, Jambase, Marie Claire (Italy), Guitar International and other media. Devi became a Fender Girl Rock Nation artist and the first female guitarist to record for Guitar World’s Lick of the Day video series.
“Her compelling voice reminds us of PJ Harvey and Sheryl Crow,” says Metal Hammer, “while her guitar playing brings to mind the incomparable Jimi Hendrix.” Vintage Guitar called Get Free “big, melodic and bold…catchy as hell.” Guitar International raved, “It’s rare that I listen to an album more than once, but after the fifth time through Get Free I was left with only one question: How have I never heard of this artist before?”