Smooth Pop Crooner Devin Kennedy Drops New Single "Bad Habit"
It would be easy for Devin Kennedy to pen a quick chart-topping pop track and call it a day. He’s got the voice, the bars, and the instrumental prowess to go that route, but he’s not settling. Instead, the Los Angeles based singer-songwriter is getting a little more creative with his musical chops. On his latest single “Bad Habit,” Devin builds an addictive anthem woven with R&B and pop elements. We asked him to tell us about the track — you can hear his smooth-as-butter voice chat about the focus of the song below. Spoiler alert: we should probably be careful about adopting bad habits when it comes to relationships.
“Bad Habit” opens with a soulful piano rhythm beneath buzzing synth before Devin’s silky vocals (seriously, we meant the thing about them being smooth as butter) come in narrating the laidback lull of a relationship — you know the deal; smoking, drinking, languishing, adopting each other’s bad habits. The snap of organic percussion kicks in, hidden beneath a sudden burst of woozy synth layers that erupt onto the soundscape before disappearing as quickly as they came, in favor of the quick, clipped pop rhythms. This give-and-take of vibrant R&B wails and catchy pop moments dance with each other, each weaving in and out of the spotlight to accommodate the other, a ceaseless arrangement that bursts and buzzes with major hook appeal made even more attractive by Devin’s sultry croon delivering a fleeting single destined to be worn out on repeat.