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L Devine: 'Girls can write about more than being sexy'

L Devine: 'Girls can write about more than being sexy'

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Christmas came early for L Devine this year. Six weeks early, to be precise.In mid-November the 21-year-old singer-songwriter from Whitley Bay was named on YouTube's list of ones to watch for next year, alongside BBC Sound of 2019 listees Mahalia, Octavian, Grace Carter and Slowthai. Remarkable really, considering - unlike all of the above - she'd never even played a proper live gig.That all changed just two weeks later when, by popular demand, the newcomer - who doesn't use her full name, Olivia Devine, to avoid confusion with the porn star - made a short-but-startling two-song solo live debut at the Great Escape's First 50 showcase.The set included an intimate guitar rendition of her ode to young gay love, Daughter (see below), and an energetic performance of the title track from her new...