English electro-pop singer L Devine has released the final preview of her upcoming EP Near Life Experiences: Part One in the form of the new single ‘Priorities’.
Highly electronic and icy-cold, ‘Priorities’ retains the disco-adjacent thump of Devine’s more synthetic songs and the caustic wit that permeates all of her lyrics. “Sometimes there’s moments where I feel like I’m fucking special/We go somewhere just long enough for my heart to forget.”
“I had the title ‘Priorities’ in mind for a while,” Devine explains. “I just wanted to get my frustrations in a relationship out, as I was so maddened that this person wasn’t putting me first, like I was with them. Over time, the song’s meaning has changed for me. Now it makes me think of the journey I’ve been on with myself since I wrote it.”
“I’ve realised all the things I list in the song that this person is prioritising over me, are things I should be doing for myself,” she continues. “I was so fixated on putting my whole self-worth onto this person when really, I just needed to stop and look after myself.”
‘Priorities’ comes at the other end of the love spectrum from the previous single ‘Girls Like Sex’. While the latter is all about casual fun and reclaiming the looseness of sexuality, the former brings the focus inward and shuts out the rest of the world, wounded by the notion that you’re not met on the same emotional level as someone else.
Whether it’s cautious warnings or uninhibited outpourings of lust, Near Life Experiences: Part One is shaping up to be a hell of a wild ride. All of the previews so far have been great, so I see no reason to be anything but optimistic ahead of its release on Friday.
Check out the video for ‘Priorities’ down below. Near Life Experiences: Part One will be released on July 30.