Written by: Mikala Lugen | Photo(s) by: Erik Tanner
Kevin Devine Shares Third New Single “Override” From Forthcoming Album, ‘Nothing’s Real, So Nothing’s Wrong’ [Stream/Listen]
New York-based songwriter and musician Kevin Devine has shared the third single, “Override” from his tenth forthcoming album, Nothing’s Real, So Nothing’s Wrong due out March 25th.
The highly anticipated LP’s third single, “Override” follows Devine’s two previously released singles, “Albatross” and “How Can I Help You?” His third single “Override” is an attempt to stay grounded in reality, to not be consumed by thoughts and turbulent surroundings, as Devine repeats in the chorus, “I need an override,” pleading to stay afloat, and not be swallowed whole, as the track bounces between chaos and order. The multi-layered verses come in and out, almost in a whisper, as Devine utters, “Detach your shadow / “Go Fish!” your tarot / Fling your unnameable fate at a crease in the wall / Trace your timeline to the moment you flinched / And gently suggest that you don’t let it happen again.”
The override itself is brilliantly communicated sonically as synthesizers and the toll of a bell swell together to become overwhelming, just before the verses come in as a slow moment of peace, a sigh of relief. The track then returns to the emotional tumult, only this time, more refined, refreshed and with a firmer grasp on reality.
“‘Override’ is songs within a song, unpacking the kitchen sink in search of when you flinched, and how not to now, when you last felt safe, and how to get back there, and where the boundaries are, and what a boundary is, and where did I hide the reset key, and can I write my own mantra, and how do I get rooted while the earth moves all around me,” Devine said in a press statement.
Stream “Override” and Devine’s previously released singles below and on all streaming platforms here. Watch the official visual video to “Override” below. Pre-order Nothing’s Real, So Nothing’s Wrong here ahead of its official release on March 25th.
“Override” – Kevin Devine
[Video: Triple Crown Records]
Devine will embark on a Spring tour in support of his forthcoming new album later this month. Catch his performance at Salt Lake City, UT’s sold out Kilby Block Party on May 14th. Scroll down to see a full list of upcoming tour dates. For more information, visit his website.
Thursday, March 24th – Long Island, NY – Looney Tunes Record Store ^
Wednesday, April 6th – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar *
Thursday, April 7th – Cleveland, OH – Mahall’s *
Friday, April 8th – Buffalo, NY – Mohawk *
Saturday, April 9th – Toronto, ON – Velvet *
Sunday, April 10th – Detroit, MI – Shelter *
Tuesday, April 12th – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry *
Wednesday, April 13th – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall *
Friday, April 15th – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg *
Saturday, April 16th – Boston, MA – Sinclair*
Friday, April 29th – Philadelphia, PA – FU Church !
Saturday, April 30th – Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar !
Sunday, May 1st – Nashville, TN – Mercury Lounge !
Tuesday, May 3rd – Dallas, TX – Tulips !
Wednesday, May 4th – Austin, TX – Antone’s !
Friday, May 6th – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom !
Saturday, May 7th – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy !
Sunday, May 8th – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar !
Monday, May 9th – San Francisco,CA – Great American !
Wednesday, May 11th – Portland, OR – Doug Fir !
Thursday, May 12th – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey !
Saturday, May 14th – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby !
Sunday, May 15th – Denver, CO – Bluebird !
Tuesday, May 17th – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway !
Thursday, May 19th – Orlando, FL – Soundbar !
Friday, May 20th – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade !
* Dates with Pronoun
! Dates with Kississippi
^ Acoustic set + signing