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    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:42:23

    Take Aim: Amy Sciarretto vs. Dev - We're changing the Qs for her today!

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    • Dev - WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 05: Singer/rapper Dev attends NYLON Magazine's December Issue Celebration featuring cover star Demi Lovato at Smashbox West Hollywood on December 5, 2013 in West Hollywood, California.
    • Dev - WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 05: Singer/rapper Dev attends NYLON Magazine's December Issue Celebration featuring cover star Demi Lovato at Smashbox West Hollywood on December 5, 2013 in West Hollywood, California.
    • Dev - WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 05: Singer/rapper Dev attends NYLON Magazine's December Issue Celebration featuring cover star Demi Lovato at Smashbox West Hollywood on December 5, 2013 in West Hollywood, California.

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    We love Dev. The singer and music maker, who is also a mom, is rad. So we swapped out some of the usual Take Aim questions just for her. We do that sometimes. She was happy to discuss her new EP with us.

    Bittersweet July is out, in the fall, not the summer, which is when July is, obvs! What do we need to know about the EP?

    I think the fact that it is an indie project, which is different than what people might expect from me, like 'G6,' which didn't start out successful, but was eventually really successful. I think I sound a little more comfortable with myself as an artist and a woman. That is what I am most proud of. It is cool for me. I listen to [my album] The Night the Sun Came Up and I am proud of it. There is a vulnerability there. And it is so special, since it was first time in some studios. You can't replicate that. For this EP, I was doing it on my own. But I think people can tell I am more comfortable as an artist, figuring my shit out. It is cool and makes me happy.

    How has being a mom manifested in your music?

    She will be three in December. When I first recording and touring, Amelia came with me. It was awesome. As a mother, I went back and forth. I had so much emotion to get out. I want her to be proud of records I make and listen to them. The coolest thing about her is so sassy. She is like me, 100 percent.

    What's on the horizon for you?

    I am working on some video ideas with a female director that I think my fan know who she is and she is from the Bay Area. So hopefully we can make something really cool. I am excited for that, for sure. I am putting together a tour run.

    Do you have any non-music hobbies, talents or skills?

    This might be super basic, but I like to work out. I was a competitive swimmer. I like to swim. I like to read, too. I like family time, beer and tacos, and hanging out at my house.

    Pick ONE song one your record and share a writing or recording story. Something intimate, that you haven't told anyone else (or at least a bunch of writers or journalists) and that which puts us in the moment with you. Let's get intimate, shall we?

    I have been recording this EP for a year or year-and-a-half and it's only five songs. But the song 'Kids' is a favorite. I had the 'Kids' hook for two years and I had no idea what to do with it or how to record it or what verses to write. It is fun and nonchalant, but I sat on it for the longest time. My producer did a rough version of the beat, then I laid the hook and then wrote the verses in one day. It came out great. And it is fun. But it took forever. I am back in my zone.



    Who will have a Bittersweet July with Dev? Find it at iTunes.

    —Amy Sciarretto
    10.20.14



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