JANET DEVLIN- AWAY WITH THE FAIRIES
Janet Devlin is a Northern Irish singer songwriter who became an X Factor finalist at 16 years old.
Within hours of leaving the show Devlin had been offered a recording contract by RKA Records, a record company partly owned by Dragons' Den star and entrepreneur Duncan Bannatyne.
Her 2nd album 'Confessional' features highly personal songs as she opens up about her struggle with alcoholism and depression, about which she also wrote her autobiography My Confessional.
'Away With The Fairies' deals with Devlin’s alcoholism, how she says goodbye to the bottle and celebrates sobriety in the end.
Co written with Paul, the magazine Essentially Pop says 'Produced by Jonathan Quarmby (Lewis Capaldi, Tom Walker, Benjamin Clementine) the track was written by Janet and multi-platinum songsmith Paul Statham (Dido; ‘Here With Me’ & ‘No Angel’, Kylie Minogue, Sophie Ellis-Bextor). Having joined forces with Paul in 2017 when the concept of the album Confessional started taking shape, Janet felt compelled to confide in her cowriter about the hidden subject matter of her song. “Grant me wings…” begs permission for copious amounts of vodka and Red Bull to embrace an altered state; the charming phrase “moonbeam child” is the combination of moon from ‘moonshine’ and Beam from ‘Jim Beam’.
With over 350,000 youtube views the track was the first US release as well as lead radio track.