If you’ve come across Dev Lemons, odds are, you are one of many who have been captivated by her infectious personality and extensive music knowledge. Over the last year, the 22-year-old, Pennsylvania native has created a phenomenal taste-making community in the form of songpsych, her fun and creative tiktok platform that has unearthed some of the coolest gems that this music industry has to offer. On top of that, Dev is a self-taught musician who is simultaneously propelling her artist project to impressive heights as her latest song, “Guessing Games” has already garnered her 155,000+ streams and 122,000+ monthly listeners on Spotify alone. In addition to co-hosting the Lorem Life show on Spotify’s Greenroom app with Max Motley, Dev’s achievements speak volumes to her love for music and passion to bring joy in the lives of people through art. It is an honor to have this amazing individual on our platform as this week’s guest curator and we can’t wait to see what she brings to the table! Keep reading down below to check out the full Q&A with Dev!
ER: What is the thing that keeps you so drawn towards music?:
Dev: Finding new music, learning new music theory concepts, being able to express myself through sound. I’ve also met so many amazing people through making music, so every time someone reaches out to me because of my stuff it always inspires me to keep going.
ER: What are you working on now?:
Dev: I’m releasing a new single on October 20th! I’m also working on songpsych content, tiktok content for my personal account (dev_lemons), and co-hosting the Lorem Life show on Spotify’s Greenroom app with Max Motley.
ER: What project are you most proud of working on/ was most memorable?
Dev: In terms of stuff I’ve released, I’m honestly most proud of Guessing Games and the song I’m about to put out in October, “Don’t You See The Time.” But out of everything, the stuff I’m most proud of are the more vulnerable lyrics I’ve been writing that I haven’t recorded yet. I’m hoping to come out with an album in a year or so.
ER: What are your goals for the future?:
Dev: Play live shows, come out with an album, make music for a movie, get more into acting again, make a prank movie, make a song with one of my heroes, stay in this castle i found on airbnb that’s in Italy it has a lemon tree in it.
ER: What is your mantra? What guides you?:
Dev: i stink. i am guided by my own stench.
ER: What is your favorite part about music/working in the music industry?:
Dev: Music really helped me get through a lot of hard times growing up. Being able to be involved in music in a variety of ways for a living is a dream! It makes me really happy to think that I can make other people happy through my art and silly videos. And the people. I’ve met some of my favorite people through music.