DAVID reviews

28 November 2017

L Devine: Growing Pains.

by Andrew MacGregor


L Devine: “Growing Pains” - 9 mins 40s

L Devine claims: “The biggest obstacle I face in music is people trying to water down what I want to say.” This nine-minute promo lets the Newcastle artist say and sing her piece.

Emil Nava’s film weaves together four of Devine’s tracks, each touching on adolescent themes. ‘School Girls’ is a punchy riposte to immature barbs, while ‘Party On Our Own’ fuses late night revelry with a Dusty Springfield sample.

Devine’s growing pains are rendered in nostalgic hues, while spoken snippets punctuate the slick tracklist. Vulnerable and assertive in equal measure.


Director's Agent: OB Management Ⓦ
Producer: Amy James
Cinematography: Murren Tullet
Editor: Ellie Johnson @ Speade Ⓦ
Audio Mix: Dominic Dew @ Jungle Ⓦ
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