Devin Kennedy Pulls From Personal Experiences in “Follow Through”
Calling upon the springtime air that is right around the corner, Devin Kennedy creates a warm atmosphere while asking poignant questions as he reflects on some of the choices he has had to make throughout his journey to make something of himself. The Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist showcases his innate ability to craft deeply personal narratives in catchy melodies in “Follow Through.”
Missing birthdays, holidays, and important moments or losing touch with old friends and family is, unfortunately, part of the equation for anyone with big ambitions, and Devin shares his experiences about the sacrifices he makes in the pursuit of life-long goals and aspirations. Looking back on his 40-hour workweeks while attending Berklee College of Music, Devin reflects,
I look back on that period of my life and I’m still not sure how I balanced all of that while still maintaining some friendships and family life at home…It’s easy to keep your head down and continue working through everything, but it’s difficult when you realize how much you’ve lost and forgotten along the way. I know regardless of the goal, many people share a similar experience, losing track of moments, time, and relationships while focusing on themselves.
Raised in a musical household, Devin started playing drums, guitar, and bass all before the age of 10. At 17, he was accepted into Berklee College of Music, where he combined his passion for writing and producing in multiple genres to create a unique blend of R&B/pop that has become his trademark. Since 2018, Devin has been steadily releasing successful singles including “No Worries,” “Something Bout That Feeling,” and “No Parachute.” His artist, production, and writing projects have tens of millions of streams worldwide and he has collaborated with creatives like Ben Platt, Ryan Tedder, David Hodges, Andy Grammer, R3HAB, and many more.
“Follow Through” grants listeners a sentimental mix of light and fluid vocals and sunny instrumentals to balance out the sincere introspection in the lyrics. While the song feels like a private and singular conversation, the cheerful disposition and relatable lyrics make this feel like Devin is also having this conversation with his listeners, posing questions that we probably all think about from time to time. Even with everything that Devin has built up over the past few years, he uses “Follow Through” to serve as a reminder to himself, and to listeners who also struggle to maintain a necessary balance, that life is also meant to be lived, even in the pursuit of something grander. Devin not only wrote and produced this track, but he also directed the accompanying music video, which was shot inside of a hot air balloon. You can view it below.