After reaching number 1 in the Official UK Independent Album Charts with her debut record ‘Running With Scissors’ in June, Janet Devlin returns with her new single ‘Creatures of the Night’, which is due for release on 22nd September 2014.
Co-written with Newton Faulkner and his brother Toby, ‘Creatures of the Night’ is a folk-driven pop song that was inspired by Janet’s chronic insomnia at the time. It starts off acoustically and builds by adding eerie owl-like backing vocals and rhythmic rolling drums to Janet’s lush Northern Irish vocals.
Janet describes the experience of writing with one of her musical heroes as “a dream come true. I’ve been a huge fan of Newton for years. To work with him was great; terrifying, but great! As soon as I got over the shock of meeting him it was straight to work. Both Newton and his brother Toby were very laid back and chilled and I always love our sessions together”.
Janet’s passion for cartoons inspired the video for ‘Creatures of the Night’, which was created by rising director Gary Dumbill. Whilst putting together mood boards for the video, Janet decided she wanted to go with a psychedelic colour scheme, similar to that of the show ‘Bee and PuppyCat’, and even came up with the weird hybrid creatures that are running around, which she describes as her “fuzzy buddies”.
Janet embarks on her ‘My Delirium Tour’ across the UK in December. You can also catch her live at the Communion Bar, London on 24th September for her single launch party. All tickets and tour information can be found on Janet’s website: http://www.janetdevlin.com/live/
Pre order in iTunes now: Creatures of the Night – Single – Janet Devlin