We've chatted with NYC-based pop R&B artist Devyn Rose. She recently released a couple of singles on Jamendo, and has a new album on the way, to arrive on our platform on April 30.
We got to know her better: when it comes to her music, her career, and her hard work, she continues to prove to the world with every endeavor, that she’s destined to be a musical force to be reckoned with.
Jamendo: Could you tell us a little bit about your new release Want It All ?
Devyn Rose: My new EP Want It All sponsored by Hulkshare is the last installment to my free EP series PROJECT: I AM DEVYN ROSE. It is a 5 song EP which showcases who I am as an artist, what I am capable of, and my story.
One of you last singles was "Who Am I", then, "who are you"? What is your background?
I go by the name of Devyn Rose and I am a multi–genre musician from New York. I do everything from pop, hip hop, r&b, alternative, etc. I play instruments, dance jazz, and song write.
You sang in a church choir when you were young. Was it a valuable experience? Did you learn any instruments growing up?
Singing in the choir helped to bring out my voice so it definitely was a valuable experience for me. As for instruments, my dad always had a few different instruments laying around like an acoustic guitar, piano, harmonica, and an accordion, so I pretty much played around with each instrument and learned on my own. I won’t tie myself down to one instrument though; I just like to play which ever instrument is played in each record I release.
When did you first start thinking about becoming a singer/songwriter?
I knew I wanted to be a singer since I was a little girl. I would perform for my siblings and dream of one day being able to perform for fans on a huge stage. When it came to writing, I’ve always loved writing and English was my favorite subject in school because I loved writing essays. I started experimenting with poetry and as soon as I got my first ever instrumental, I took a stab at writing a full length song…after that, I became addicted to writing songs.
Could you tell more about your experience with modeling and jazz dance? What did you gain from it?
My modeling experience was fun, but I really did it to earn some extra money and to network since fashion and music go hand in hand. I was able to perform my music at a few fashion shows as well as walk in them. As for jazz, I always had a love for dramatic theatrical dance, it looks so beautiful and I love incorporating it in my shows!
Your fans used to know you under the name "Tanya T6". What made you change and why "Devyn Rose"?
For a long time, I held onto a name that I said I would change to once I get to a certain place in my career- a name that really defines who I am as an artist, and that name was Devyn Rose. Tanya T6 was my artist name on the come-up, I have grown so much since and now I am who I was destined to be. The name Devyn means Poet and as I mentioned earlier, I stared off writing poetry which then turned into songwriting. Here is what each letter means to me:
D- is for desirable
E- is for exclusive
V- is for victorious
Y- is for young
N- is for natural
Your music has already been streamed 175,000 times on Jamendo. How do you feel about that?
It feels super awesome to know that so many people have heard my music – I am beyond thankful for the love and support!
You released the #1 episode of "A day in the life of Devyn Rose" on February 4th. Do you have anymore episodes planned or any other similar projects?
Yes, I released episode #2 about a week ago and I plan on releasing those at least every other week – I love keeping my fans informed and entertained =). I am also working on releasing a full length documentary which will give my fans a look into my life and my music.
9. Who are the artists that currently inspire you ?
Some artist that inspire me include Bone Thugs n Harmony, Whitney Houston, Deniece Williams, Cyndi Lauper, Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Miguel, among many others! There are too many to name !!
10. Where can fans connect with you and stay informed about future projects, etc?
Fans can connect with me via my official website www.devynrose.com. Here are some more links!
Jamendo poursuit sa collaboration avec la société de production messine Faux Raccord Productions, cette fois sur un projet qui s'étend jusqu'au cinéma avec la bande originale du film "La Trace des Pères". Et pour la première fois, Jamendo accueille un artiste français de renom en la personne de Hamé, membre de l'incontournable groupe de hip-hop La Rumeur.
Mehdi Ouldsaad, directeur de Faux Raccord et producteur du film et du morceau, explique son lien avec Jamendo et sa démarche:
"Nous remémorant notre première expérience réussie avec Jamendo ("Les Cimes du Système", le premier clip "libre" de David TMX), nous avons choisi une nouvelle fois un concept plus fédérateur, celui du "libre". Tous se sont prêtés au jeu, la quasi-totalité des artistes participants proposaient d’ailleurs d’ores et déjà un choix large de leurs créations en téléchargement libre sur leurs sites officiels respectifs. Les autres artistes ayant participé au featuring ont également rapidement saisi les enjeux de ce morceau et tous nous ont fait cadeau de leur participation et de leur droits afin de permettre à ce projet d’exister et je profite à nouveau de l’occasion pour remercier Blockos-K, Hamé, O’Nassim, Hatim et K-Listo de Soledad, Jack Herer et Stratégie de Paix."
Un projet qui s'est donc fait naturellement, pour lequel les artistes ont apprécié de pouvoir enregistrer et diffuser le morceau sans la moindre contrainte, et dans un esprit libre. Jack Herer, qui apporte sa pierre d'un featuring diablement efficace, fait écho à cette idée: "Bien qu'elle soit pour moi essentielle, je n'ai jamais fait de ma musique une priorité. Je passe beaucoup de temps à écrire sans but particulier. Je tiens à cette possibilité de faire uniquement ce qu'il me plait et me motive, alors quand on m'a proposé de participer à ce projet, j'ai écouté l'instru, j'ai accroché et j'ai écrit. Plus ça tourne et mieux c'est!"
15 000 vues du clip officiel en 5 jours: record du vues sur JamendoTV!
Before it even hits the theaters in September, we'd like to present the exclusive single from the soundtrack of the film La Trace des Pères!
Directed by Emmanuel Graff, this documentary is a vibrant manifesto of the industrial heritage in northeastern France, and how it is passed on to the new generation.
Hamé, leader of the popular Parisian hip-hop act La Rumeur, lays his vocal trademark on the original soundtrack, "La Trace de Nos Pères".
On his side: O'Nassim, Hatim & K-Listo (Soledad), Jack Herer and Stratégie de Paix. Five talented, local MCs, rapping about immigration, factory work, people's attachment to the region, their legacy, their gratitude towards "the fathers". Hamé and his signature flow appear at the end of the song.
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"La Trace de Nos Pères"
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She's not the Grace Kelly you probably know, but her talent and precocity are sure to blow you away! Only 20 years old, she is a first-class jazz wunderkind that has already played and recorded with such legends as Dave Brubeck, Harry Connick Jr., Phil Woods and Esperanza Spalding.
Grace Kelly's latest live album vibrantly showcases her fluid creativity and virtuosity on the saxophone, as well as her emotionally dynamic voice. A stunning and simmering recording you cannot miss! This video is the official video for the single "Ready Set Stay".