Kevin Devine is better at songwriting than getting pelted with softballs.
Also calling Brooklyn, New York home is indie/folk/rock singer Kevin Devine, whose infectious personality is matched only by infectious melodies. His fifth full-length, 2009’s Brother’s Blood is arguably his most polished and varied outing to date. Synth-pop inspired “I Could Be With Anyone” will have anyone within earshot bobbing their head and smiling, while the earnest “It’s Only Your Life” is a damning yet uplifting ‘letter to me’ song. Other highlights include “Carnival,” which blooms from quiet control into echo-laden madness, and the socially aware “Time to Burn (Another Bag of Bones).”
Here’s the official video for K-Dev’s “I Could Be With Anyone,” and just for funsies, being peer pressured into stepping in front of a softball by Jesse Lacey and the members of Manchester Orchestra: