Janet Devlin’s “Little Lights” Featured on Backseat Mafia
Singer-songwriter and 2011 X-Factor finalist Janet Devlin recently released her newest Christmas EP ‘Little Lights‘. With Janet’s new stylistic approach, “Little Lights‘ has a pleasantly somber tone that shows a dynamic difference when compared to her previously released Christmas EP, ‘December Daze’. Backseat Mafia reviewed ‘Little Lights‘ yesterday and spoke highly of its vivid narratives that “ease you gently into Christmas”. Check it out bellow:
The six track collection is made up of six original tracks and two covers of classic festive songs. You no doubt will be fed up of Slade’s ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’ by the time it gets to new year (if you’re not already). Janet Devlin’s cover however turns the track on its head, and transforms the big glam rock number into sensitive and sentimental ballad. The other cover is ‘White Christmas’. There’s probably nothing more to be added to a song that has been covered by so many artists before her. It almost seems compulsory covering, but it fits into the album perfectly with minimal adjustment.
Along with the merriment of Christmas, no festive album would be complete without a ‘lonely-at Christmas’ song, and it’s on melancholy opener ‘Wake Up It’s Christmas’ that Devlin paints a picture of spending Christmas without the one you love. During her time on X-factor, she was never one of the big power vocalists. Her voice fits music like this perfectly. It is subtle and full of genuine emotion.
‘Merry Christmas Mum & Dad’ is probably the song that describes what Christmas is all about, all told with her usual vivid narrative. Forget songs about the material gain of Christmas. Instead she tells a story of a happy childhood in which she had all she needed by being part of a loving family. A sweet sentiment without being over-sentimental.
‘Little Lights’ is an album that will ease you gently into Christmas, rather than shoving it in your face. And when you’ve heard all the Shakin’ Stevens and Cliff Richard you can cope with (and let’s face it that doesn’t take long), then this will be a great alternative to listen to with your turkey. The first great Christmas album of the year, that can no doubt be played year after year.
For the full review head over to Backseat Mafia HERE.
Janet Devlin’s ‘Little Lights’ is a perfect stocking stuffer and has something special for everyone on your list this Holiday Season. The EP is available for digital purchase on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and Bandcamp. The EP is available for streaming on Spotify. It is also available for physical purchase at music retailers nationwide. ‘Little Lights,’ as well as ‘December Daze,’ is available in the OK!Good Records Shop. Exclusive merchandise is available through Pledge Music.
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Janet Devlin’s single ‘Outernet Song’ is available for digital purchase on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and Bandcamp. It is also available for physical purchase in Janet’s online shop, where you can also purchase exclusive ‘Outernet Song’ merchandise. Stream the single on Spotify.