David And Devine - David & Devine
- Artist: David And Devine
- EP: David & Devine
- Label: N/A
- Year of Release: 2011
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- Reviewed by: carlita on 2012-07-23
Seeing singer/songwriter duo David Yaden and Candace Devine perform locally for the first time last year in Los Angeles, my ears were blown away by this stellar piano playing/vocal one-two punch. David naturally commands the keys with basic instinct and Candace's emotive vocals go for the jugular every time. Already accomplished performers in their own right, pairing together in 2010, the sky is the limit for this throwback talented twosome. Revisiting their self-titled EP, David and Devine, released in 2011, the record briefly takes the listener through the blissful honeymoon and the not-so-fantastic, teetering on a break-up phases of an all-consuming relationship.
Blending 90's and 00's sultry, silky soul-sounding Vonda Shepard and Anastacia with the piano-ballad pop of 70's and 80's Billy Joel and Paul McCartney, David and Devine make you want to get your "it's 5'clock, work is over, let's do this" groove on, no matter what time it is where you are, on "Til The Sun Comes Up", "Since We've Been Together" and Playboy
Bunny-referencing "More is Better". Slowing things down, you can hear gut-wrenching anguish on "Leave The Light On", trying to grasp and hold tight to a love that "keeps slipping away". Ending the EP, infusing jazz horns in, "Save Me From Yourself" contemplates a common dilemma that several folks have asked themselves (should I stay or should I go?). Although the EP is only a five song flow, you're left wanting more of this energetic duet that balances sass and sophistication superbly.
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