The new single “Dead Bro” is smooth keyboard and slick bass, the slippery instrumental is a perfect canvas for Dev’s smooth woozy tonality. Blessed with a one-of-a-kind voice and the confidence of a former star athlete, Dev continues to build out his bright and bubbly world with his latest release.
Dev sinks into it, delivering colorful bars that swerve in all directions — he raps about getting “purple pickles” in his DMs from his girl, eyeing designer pieces, and, at the center of it all, receiving a vision from a deceased friend. “Don’t you ever go out like a scarecrow,” he warns. Dev has always been a vivid writer.
The new single “Dead Bro” follows Dev’s recent singles, “Day One Starter (feat Remble)” and “Mario Chalmers,” and are the latest installments in a year of overwhelming success for the 18-year-old. Much of his acclaim has followed his viral single “Tooka,” which launched him from local stardom to the national spotlight and earned him a deal with Capitol Records. “Dead Bro” only adds to his budding, filler-free catalog and mixes another color into Dev’s already vibrant world.