Portland based songwriter Reva Devito releases hazy R&B single ‘Cali’, ahead of her upcoming debut album. In her own words, “this year and most of last were extremely transformational years of my life. For the songs on this upcoming record, I drew a lot from the loss that I experienced contributing to major growing pains. It’s not easy to let parts of yourself die and to step into your power, so I am grateful I had this project to channel some of that energy into.” The track is sumptuous, with a dreamy soundscape that drips with smooth percussion and expansive melodies. Devito’s songwriting ability is displayed front and centre; taking the listener on a romantic voyage through the West Coast.
“I knew I wanted to do a video for Cali and talked about a few ideas with my creative partner, Tiki. A few days later, I ran into my friend De’Angelo and remembered he had my 80’s Toyota dream van, and I thought this would be perfect for the vision. De’Angelo agreed to a daytime shooting adventure and we literally threw the video together within a matter of days.”
“I wanted to highlight the lyrical content of Cali that expresses adventure with a friend, where you’re not sure whether there is a romantic aspect or not, you just know it’s something special and want to enjoy each and every moment with that person. The idea is that we’re on our way to California from Oregon, and making the best of our trip. A funny coincidence with this song is that I wrote it back in November with no plans of relocating to California, but literally today (October 2) my car is packed with most of my belongings and I’m headed down to my new home in Los Angeles.” – Reva