In between flights from Chicago to Toronto, and vise versa, Deanna Devore drops off her latest single, “Need To Know,” featuring D.Lylez, most notably from Season 18 of The Voice. Released on July 29, “Need To Know” has a rich, lo-fi ambience, with a soothing, groovy melody, making for the perfect late-night single.
The track was produced, recorded and performed by Devore herself, as she shows us her striking musical talent. Honing in on a variety of genres, which is signature Devore, this single is steeped in fusions of chill-hop, R&B, neo-soul, jazz, with a zesty dash of orchestral flare.
Written during the pandemic, Devore explains how the isolation elicited a long period of reflection. Described as a nostalgic song, “Need To Know” reminisces about a certain someone, detailing that feeling of needing to know that they are thinking about you too. The chill-hop beat lends a smooth vibe to the soundscape. Lylez’s divine crystal clear vocals, his gentle falsettos and melodic agility complement the dancing keyboard motifs. Alongside the floaty, orchestral elements, there is a heavy neo-soul, jazz flush that brings an atmospheric wash, creating an ethereal musical diversion to help you escape the uncertainty of the times.
Devore has seen success performing to sold-out venues and festivals across the map, such as Summerfest, CMJ, NXNE, and 80/35. She has had the pleasure of opening for renowned artists including Jamie Cullum, Bonobo and SG Lewis, as well as Raveena, Mother Mother and Yoke Lore. The composer has also been adding to her musical portfolio by scoring both feature & short films, as well as composing music for commercials including a Starbucks ad, podcasts and animation videos. One of her original songs, “A Beautiful View” is in the new feature film “Tom of Your Life”.