By Ljubinko Zivokovic, Rock At Night The Netherlands
Review: Nick de la Hoyde’s single “Devotion”
Sydney Australia’s Nick de la Hoyde is one of those artists making big splashes on social media like TikTok, and was included on Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday, which to some listeners might not sound as a recommendation. But dismissing on that fact would be quite a mistake.
Actually, de la Hoyde has been making some serious inroads with his music, solo or along the trio D.E.L. with his two brothers Joseph and Timothy, both as artists themselves or composing for other artists who have deals with big music companies. As a performer, Nick has played Rolling Loud Miami alongside the likes of Post Malone, Travis Scott, among other.
On ‘Devotion’ with the support of his brothers, de la Hoyde goes a bit downtempo, with its delicate string arrangement, still retaining all the elements that make quality pop, with lyrics focusing on the now moment, leaving the future behind. Well, at least for a moment.
As he says, “It’s so easy to get so wrapped up in where you want to be and the future that you envisioned for yourself that the rest just turns to noise. Devotion is a track about that drive, that ambition, that blocks out everything around you. The journey becomes non-existent – it’s all about reaching the final ambition. All it takes is the right person to make you open your eyes to the love and the journey you were shutting out.”
‘Devotion’ sounds like a song they might consider for the next Jams Bond film soundtrack.
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