The Pennsylvania-born, Nashville-based singer-songwriter Devon Gilfillian is readying the release of his sophomore album Love You Anyway, and it sees him taking a stylistic leap forward from the rootsy soul that defined his debut.
After announcing the record last month with “All I Really Wanna Do,” the XPN Artist To Watch gives fans another taste of the record today with the suave and sultry “Right Kind of Crazy.” With punchy electronic drumbeats building into a very poppy chorus, the song is reminiscent of R&B icons from the 90s and 00s; the Seal and Sade vibes are strong, and once the timbales kick in at the mid-point, the song takes off.
Speaking about the song in a press release, Gilfillian says the song sets its sights on moving past the first flush of infatuation.
“Love can be chaotic and beautiful and so often in the early stages of romance almost intoxicating,” he says. “‘Right Kind of Crazy’ is a song about what comes next, the deeper understanding a couple can reach as they start to truly see each other through that chaos. There’s a beauty in that, a real power in truly knowing someone and still allowing for that intoxication to creep in, when the lights are low, and the right song is on.”
Out on April 7th via Fantasy Records, Love You Anyway is set to feature guest appearances by Nathaniel Rateliff and Swedish soul singer Janice. Gilfillian’s tour dates, which include a stop at Bonnaroo in June, now include a Philly-area stop, as he’s scheduled to play an instore at Manayunk’s Main Street Music on April 14th. Follow the store for details at @mainstreetmusicPa and listen to “Right Kind Of Crazy” below.