A big congrats goes out to Dev this week who just announced that she’s Pregnant! Dev sat down with What The Hellz Blog earlier this month and talked about her glowing baby bump, her style, and her new album drop. Here’s the interview below.
You’re Dev – that super awesome singer we know to have killer style, and some of the top songs raiding the airwaves these days, but who are you beyond the music? What do you want your fans to know about you behind your stage presence?
I want my fans to know that this year has been an amazing growing experience for me. I was part of a huge song that allowed me to travel, tour, and now put out my debut album. I had to learn a lot about my self throughout all of that and I guess you could say, I became more confident then ever. I went threw a few gnarly months, but now mentally, physically, and emotionally, i feel great! My family life, love life, and friendships are really good right now. I want my fans to know I’m a 22 year old, finding myself and i think i’ve found a pretty rad woman, sister, friend, hard worker, and artist.
Since your album is dropping September 20th, what are some personal preparations you’ve been making for this monumental moment in your career?
My album is dropping. That’s sounds so rad!! I’m excited. This album has really lead me to concentrate on my personal life more than ever. I really had to dig deep in order to write and record on these records so the world can get to know me a little better then just the girl who sang ‘poppin bottles in the ice’. I’ve become much closer with indie pop and the Cataracs throughout this process, closer with my family, and I have been fortunate enough to find and fall in love with the most beautiful man in the world. Ive been appreciating all of these trials and tribulations of the past 21 years. I’m getting ready, I’m ready to be the shit.
Where do you see yourself 5 years from your albums release – what’s your next move?
I want to work on the next album already lol. In 5 years, I would like to have 5 albums. I want to tell more stories and get even closer with my fans. I want to address places in my life that I haven’t addressed yet. I want to tour around the world and back. I’m just looking forward to learning and creating more. I want to be better.
I know that ‘The night the sun came up’ is such a personal album for you – what would you say was your most intimate song from the album?
The most personal song on the album..there’s a bunch. ‘getaway’ is very personal. It’s about my feelings leaving Manteca to peruse this idea and dream of making music as a profession. ’shadows’ is very personal and is about all of my faults and imperfections I came to terms with and said goodbye to, over the years. All the lyrics to the album tell my stories, but those two are most intimate I think.
For the last couple of months, you have kept quiet about this new personal venture you’re about to take; Can you give me some insight about?
Like i said, this past year has been crazy, but I appreciate all the good and bad i went through in order to be where I am right now. I have falling in love with my best friend, Jimmy, he’s really such a beautiful human being. He’s the shit! As an extension of our love we have created a radical little baby!! Who will join us very soon. She’s the best thing in the world.
Your career has blossomed so quickly and hasn’t even hit it’s peek, what was your initial reaction when you found out about little baby Dev, and while your career is now just coming to fruition?
When I first found out my initial reaction was happiness, I smiled. I knew how much Jimmy and I loved each other and I thought we’d do amazing at loving this baby. Being so busy and wrapped up in my career, I never thought I’d fall in love or have a family. I thought I was going to be a lonely touring soul till I was 50 lol, so this is rad. I feel so blessed and empowered, like I can kick ass more then ever! It is scary though, I also thought people were going to hate and/or be sad about this beautiful thing I’m experiencing and I wouldn’t be able to celebrate. That i wouldn’t be able to put out this album. I thought my label might drop me. I thought I was going to make indie pop and The Cataracs really sad because we worked so fucking hard together and now our entire plans are going to change. Thankfully all of the boys came around, thankfully my label supports me, and I’m grateful I can put out this album. I can celebrate both my hard work, as well as my baby girl! I’m juggling the best of both worlds.. And yeah it’s difficult, but it’s also everything I could have ever wanted. I’m a lucky girl.
Rumors are a horrible thing that we must all deal with, and I’m well aware of how nasty some blogs and magazines can be when it comes to personal matters such as your new baby. What has been one rumor or particular comment you’ve heard recently that you just want to shatter completely?
I really haven’t spoke about my personal life too much to the world outside of this album. You guys are pretty much the first! I know rumors will come, and I guess I’d like to let everyone know that I’m a grown woman in a very healthy and mature relationship. This isn’t any other situation. I’m excited for these next chapters of my life. I’m excited for these new experiences. And everything else you may hear is bullshit.
What do you look forward to most with this new beautiful adventure you’re about to enter into?
I’m looking forward to starting our family.
Source: what the hellz blog