Officially A Yuppie Reviews Janet Devlin’s NYC Showcase
Janet Devlin recently performed an acoustic showcase in New York City on February 16th. Janet received a great review for her performance by Officially A Yuppie, a music website devoted to bringing you the latest of what is happening in music. “For her Big Apple debut, she played the tiny Red Lion to a packed house listening songs off her just released album, Running with Scissors, and with her covers of Lorde’s “Royals,” Elton John’s “Your Song,” and her show-stopping rendition of The Cure’s “Friday, I’m in Love,” it was enough to make Robert Smith himself crack a smile. She had the eyes and ears of everyone around her hanging on every word and this was just the beginning,” says Officially A Yuppie.
Officially A Yuppie not only attended the exclusive showcase but they also had a chance to sit down and chat with the Irish singer-songwriter. They talked about her first ever trip to New York, in which Janet stated “I got here and did all of the touristy stuff and I actually don’t think I have ever been so happy in my entire life. I can’t explain the absolute joy that was going through me.”
They also discussed Janet’s debut album Running With Scissors, and how her fans react to many of the songs of the album.
“There are certain songs that people have come up to me and burst into tears,” she said. The songs are her introduction and touches people through her words and their connections with them. Songs like “Lifeboat,” “Delicate,” “Whisky Lullabies,” are all themes everyone on this planet has faced, but she sums it up in a way that makes it inimitable. “There are a couple lessons you can learn from the songs,” she said. When making this record, Devlin also learned about herself, “I am more emotionally vulnerable than I ever thought I was.”
Fans can expect much more music from Janet; she has already written some new music about her experience in New York. “I really hope to build a fan base in the U.S. I would love to move here. I would love to live her. I would love work here.” When Officially A Yuppie asked Janet if she believed in the American Dream, she replied, “I just believe in dreams. If your dreams don’t scare you, they are not big enough. There is no bigger place to crack than the States. It is a scary dream, but if I didn’t have it then I got no bigger goals. So I have to make them that big.”
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