Tay Devenney

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Tay Devenny makes really, really good music. Most frequently he produces Hip Hop, with his latest album Shrine blending dreamy sounds, sharp drums and poetic rapping. He often collaborates with young talent, and has garnered a lot of attention for someone so fresh on the scene. Among other projects Tay has produced Arc, which is currently a trilogy, comprised of Arc I, Shrine, and Arc II: The Remains. The works documents a very personal journey, a narrative exploring investment and destruction. Tay states ‘Shrine ties in because that was the first voyage but it was only one that was needed to be taken’. The most recent instalment, The Remains, has been made into a lush casette courtesy of Your Masters Voice, which can be bought here. He is also currently promoting the single, Reload, which takes a different approach, made in mind for live shows which are soon to come. Less dreamy than what has come before it shows a man really growing into himself as a vocalist. We wait with baited breathe.

How would you describe what you do?
I make music for people that are walking home from somewhere or just to background the music when your having to make a huge decision.

What do you feel is the most important thing about your work?
The most important thing about my work is how I feel when I make it. This is the moment where nothing else matters the moment where I feel like I can’t be interrupted or nothing can affect or bother me.

What keeps you motivated to create, and keep creating work?
The main thing that keeps me going is the feeling that I get when I create. I love that strange cocoon of interest I get whenever I’m creating its just nice to get away from myself now and then.

Where do you see your work heading in the next twelve months?
I see myself doing the same thing. Making stuff but I want to be more comfortable with my surroundings and myself. I want to be creating a lot more and doing a lot more. I am not doing enough at all. Also be performing live that hasn’t been done yet but I’m waiting for the perfect time and I think that time is coming very soon.

What has been your biggest success, or source of pride?
My biggest pride is just being able to put out music and someone actually caring about. I have had successes but I don’t believe in letting myself think I have had any success its kind of weird but yeah.

What do you think are the important issues facing yourself, and your industry at the moment?
The most important issues that I’m facing myself is gaining more confidence and also being more motivated. I went through some stuff a few months back that left me depleted and needing to recover. That process alone has been up and down and left me thinking all sorts of things and feeling all sorts of emotions. I feel that in terms of the industry and me and the issues I face in the industry is the idea of being remembered. I don’t want lots of money, I don’t want fame I would just like a platform to put music out and collaborate and meet like minded, creative individuals. This for me is the most important thing. I dont want to be famous I just want to be recognized.

Have any relationships, friendships, business or otherwise, been significant in shaping your work as it is now?
There have been lots of people involved in influencing my writing process such artists like Blu, Ghostpoet are for sure some. Also my friends such as Hunter, Brendan, Charlie, Harry, Paul, Bennett, Dan, Eliott, Zach and many more all these people create experiences for me to experience and through them I write and make music. Without the experience of the world and people I feel I wouldn’t be able to write so they are the reason I can and I thank them for that.

What is your favourite word?
Architect I like the way it sounds and looks. The idea of a person that designs and creates the shape and model of a building is amazing to me. This is something I always take pictures of haha its kind of weird but I really love buildings.

What would you do with the perfect Sunday afternoon?
I would sit in. Play Xbox. Make some music. Eat. Go for a walk and take my camera with me. Then at night watch a couple of films I’ve been meaning to see and then wake to find its Monday.

And finally, who should Corinne& be profiling next?
I think you guys should profile a few people. Hardout Straight Edge, uhngry, Do Lung.

Tay Devenney

Tay Devenney

Tay Devenney