April 27, 2023 – Singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Devin Kennedy, a rising force in indie-pop with more than 3 million monthly listeners on Spotify, has released his new single and music video “Frequent Flyer,” the latest offering from his upcoming debut album, California Rain, out June 8. The dreamy new track showcases Devin’s signature blend of lo-fi beats with an R&B-laced pop sound and is a celebration of embracing the present moment. The accompanying music video for “Frequent Flyer” features a dynamic visual story filmed aboard an abandoned Boeing airplane. PRESS HERE
to listen to “Frequent Flyer” and check out the video HERE
“’Frequent Flyer’ is a dreamy escape from reality that embodies the thrill of adventure and the desire to soar to new heights. It’s a celebration of living in the moment and cherishing every first-class memory along the way,” shares Devin.
California Rain also features Devin’s recent single “Fine Wine,
” which ponders the way a relationship grows and gets better over time highlighted by a lovestruck jazzy piano melody, as well as “Love You Anymore
,” a confessional tune about the bittersweet realization that even great love stories can end. Upon its release earlier this year, the music video for “Love You Anymore” was added to MTV’s Biggest Pop and an intimate, acoustic video for a special version of the song is also available – PRESS HERE
to watch. The forthcoming 8-song independent collection also includes Devin’s single “As Is“
with a sweet-sounding melody and a laid-back R&B beat that casts aside the ideals of perfection and invites in the messy, quirky, unique side that we all have, flaws and all. The “As Is” music video
sees Devin creating colorful paint splatters on a pink wall (also seen in the Ice Spice and PinkPantheress “Boy’s a liar Pt. 2”
viral video). Full track listing for California Rain below.
The multi-talented Los Angeles-born and based artist writes, produces and performs all his own music, and has also written and produced for the likes of Ben Platt, Ester Dean, Ryan Tedder, Andy Grammer, Jake Miller, James Maslow (Big Time Rush), and R3HAB. His 2022 EP, Poetry, featured standout tracks “Forget About You”
and “Follow Through,”
the latter of which was used by Charli D’Amelio in a TikTok video
for her Born Dreamer perfume, amassing 23 million views. Devin’s music has also received massive support across DSPs leading to tens of millions of streams and his songs featured on Spotify’s Mellow Morning, Situationship, and text me back playlists, Amazon’s Breakthrough Pop, and Apple Music’s Date Night, Hitting Reset, Pop Latte, Fresh Start, Serrini: Hearts Aflutter playlists, and VEVO’s Incoming Pop, DSCVR Pop, and Next-Gen Pop. He’s also received praise and support from MTV, iHeartRadio, Elvis Duran of Z100, Live Nation, idobi Radio, American Songwriter, Earmilk, and more. Devin’s songs have seen over 500 Million views from over 300k song uses across Instagram, TikTok and YouTube.
Devin Kennedy invites intimacy through a handcrafted hybrid of alternative, R&B, and pop, weaving his life into the core of his music with so much lyrical candor that his songs begin to feel like a conversation with a good friend. Brought up in Los Angeles in a musical household (his grandfather was a classically trained concert pianist and his dad created music for commercials), Devin started playing drums, guitar, and bass all before the age of 10, and began to learn how to produce in high school. He grew up listening to everything from The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Paul McCartney to All Time Low, Fall Out Boy, and John Mayer. In 2018, Devin graduated from Berklee College of Music and began releasing a series of EPs (You & Me, That’s Enough EP , Happy Yet EP , SunDayDreams EP , Poetry EP , and Poetry (Intimate) EP ) that showcase his knack for creating a genre-bending blend of pop melodies and R&B vibes, mixed with thoughtful and poetic lyrics. He recently kicked off 2023 on tour with Daniel Seavey across the US and Canada. Maintaining his momentum independently, he has also landed syncs for Toyota, Walmart and X-Box, among others.
California Rain Album Tracklist:
1. Walk In The Park
2. Fine Wine
3. Frequent Flyer
4. Rainy Day Theme
5. Love You Anymore
6. As Is
7. Nothing Compares
8. California Rain