Rosalía - El Mal Querer

Record Shopping with L DevineI think El Mal Querer is the most exciting of my picks. It’s the first time in a really long while that I’ve listened to an album where the vocal entices me just as much, if not more than, the song itself. It’s honestly such a beautiful, angelic listen. This album feels like the beginning of a truly original pop star.

Ariana Grande - Sweetener

Record Shopping with L DevineAriana Grande owned 2018. There was literally no escaping Sweetener. ‘No tears left to cry’ is mind-bogglingly brilliant. It has to be the best pop song of the last five years at least. We stan an icon.

Christine and the Queens - Chris

Record Shopping with L DevineI saw Christine and the Queens live a couple months ago and was completely in awe of the whole thing. I’d never seen a show like it, it was so slick and theatrical. I left the show feeling so inspired and motivated to get stuck into my own live world. I’d actually say it’s the best live show I’ve seen, so I’ve had Chris on repeat ever since to make sure I definitely don’t forget it.

Teyana Taylor - KTSE

Record Shopping with L DevineMy most rinsed song of last year was ‘Hurry’ from KTSE and ‘3Way’ was very close behind, so I had to put this album on my list. It was also my favourite project that Kanye worked on last year.

Blood Orange - Negro Swan

Record Shopping with L DevineDev Hynes is such a huge inspiration to me. I love everything he’s done – his Blood Orange projects and his work with other artists. His sound actually inspired the whole feel for my song ‘Nervous’. Negro Swan was definitely my most eagerly anticipated album from 2018 and it totally delivered. ‘Saint’ is my favourite!

For those of you new to the world of L Devine, we recommend starting with the infectious 'nervous'. A huge thank you to Stranger Than Paradise Records for their generous hospitality.

Record Shopping with L Devine
Record Shopping with L Devine
Record Shopping with L Devine
Record Shopping with L Devine
Record Shopping with L Devine
Record Shopping with L Devine
Record Shopping with L Devine
Record Shopping with L Devine
Record Shopping with L Devine
Record Shopping with L Devine