Dev09 is an 18-year-old pop singer from South Bend, Indiana who makes sparse and stylish music and who recently linked up with the producer Stelios Phili, an A$AP Ferg collaborator and former writer. (We’ve got a few friends in common, but I never met him, as far as I know.) Dev09 started making the blog rounds this summer with the Phili-produced track “Lethal,” and now Pigeons & Planes has posted “You Made Me,” a tough and efficient piece of spartan club-pop that sounds something like a DIY take on Tinashe’s “2 On.” I like it a lot. Check it out below.
No word on an actual release from dev09 yet; she is, after all, just getting started.