New music from Dev09 and Cobi.
DEV09 'Oh Sh*t'
Growing up in a small town in rural Indiana, Dev always felt like an outsider - she spent her days playing guitar and performing in small venues and collecting tattoos. In fact - she tweeted at A$AP Yams, the founder of the A$AP Mob, how many retweets she would need for him to escort her to senior prom. His response, “1K boo” is now one of her several tattoos.
Unfortunately, Yams died shortly after their exchange, but the experience connected the teen vocalist with A$AP Ferg’s producer, Stelios Phili, who she recorded her first track with.
Failed attempts at fitting her uniqueness into a crowd of mean teens lead to depression and being diagnosed as Type 2 bipolar by age 18. A change was necessary and she yearned to be surrounded by people who would accept her individuality, so she moved to Los Angeles.
Once in LA, she battled a drug addiction that saw her admitted to rehab. Now on the road to recovery, she's been working on a new body of music that speaks of her experiences with mental health and bipolar disorder, how she has handled the notion of self-worth and coming to terms with her addiction. Her new song, "Oh Shit" is "about dissociation & detachment from reality. a downward spiral, obvious to you & those around you. near death experiences"
COBI 'Songs from the Ashes: Pt. II'
After making waves with his song, "Don't You Cry For Me", Cobi followed up with the equally soulful, "Nobody Opened The Door", before putting out his debut EP, "Songs From the Ashes Pt. 1".
He's since performed "Don't You Cry For Me" on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, as well as made major festival appearances across the country, and garnered attention from NPR, Paste, Billboard, Huffington Post, Interview Magazine and more.
His new EP is a follow up to last years, "Songs From the Ashes Part I", and the new tunes - in Cobi's words- "touches on my feelings of loneliness in America, violence, and everlasting love. It's also an homage to the music I love from the 70s - Rock, Reggae, and Soul."
While singing the blues in smokey bars throughout Northern Minnesota, 12‐year‐old Cobi always had a vision of touring the world. He was eight years old when a family friend first taught him a few basic chords on the guitar.
With money earned from mowing lawns, Cobi soon bought an electric guitar and began teaching himself to play his new instrument by ear, relaying heavily on his Godfather’s extensive eclectic music collection.