Devlin Murphy is a not just a singer songwriter. He’s an entertainment personality waiting to show up on the zeitgeist radar. He’s got a lot of videos up on his own you tube profile. But top it all off, Devlin is an excellent musician, having grown up amongst the artists at Track Records studio. Like Cliff Hillis, Michael Carpenter and Jeremy Morris he produces some refreshingly original pop songs. “Today” is an inspiring opener with great hooks, and this is followed by “Jesus” a great sunny proclamation that “I don’t want to be a Jesus and you don’t have to pray” with an excellent melody and overdubbed harmonies. “99 Cent” almost sounds like a jingle, and is a cute diversion. “Another Day” showcases some nice piano melody and reminds me of the Jellyfish. A few heavy ballads sneak in here, and they’re also well done. “Alright” is an Owlsey-styled inspirational guitar pop song with a killer chorus. “Hey Hello” is a nice tune with a bit of Ween or Smashmouth flavor to it with it’s foreground drum beat. “Real One” is a single featured on National Lampoon’s Dorm Daze 2 soundtrack and is slick enough, but in my opinion the weakest track here. The CD is for sale on his website and a few indie labels listed below and itunes. At $10 it is a real treat to encourage an artist with his talents.
Listen to Devlin’s YouTube Commercial and “The Luckiest”