“Make the Yuletide Gay” is Devin’s first original holiday song! Originally written and performed in 2019, Devin teamed up with collaborator Little Pioneer to produce the track. “When I wrote this song, I really wanted to craft a traditional-sounding holiday song, but with my personal viewpoint reflected in the lyrics, as someone who doesn’t identify with any religion but still goes over-the-top in celebrating the holiday season,” Devin said. The track is now available at BandCamp and will soon be streaming on all major services.
Recollection 2010-2020 is a 2-disc compilation of Devin’s work over the last decade+ including singles, remixes, and alternate versions. Devin worked with frequent collaborators Brandon Strecker, Hoagie Hill, Sphat-90, and Little Pioneer to remix and remake select songs from his catalog, as well as presenting alternate and unreleased material. The collection includes a new track, “Could This Be Heaven (Frankreich Mix)” by Sphat-90 featuring Devin Tait, and the single “To Be Young & On Downers” with a music video directed by Jasten King. CLICK HERE TO ORDER
In celebration of “Recollection: 2010-2020” Devin worked with Jasten King on a “quarantine music video” project for the track To Be Young & On Downers.
The alternative edit of the video for Anyone Can Break Somebody’s Heart (Naked Highway Remix) featuring Wendy Ho was released on Valentine’s Day 2020, one year after the original version was released.
A fiery and fearless singer/songwriter, Devin Tait blends acoustic cabaret pop with electronic, new-wave inspired rock. Equally as comfortable behind a keytar as a drum kit, Tait has a knack for blending upbeat, feel-good anthems with more serious themes while keeping dance beats in the forefront. An Angeleno at heart, Tait hails from Kansas and has performed from Iceland to Portland and just about everywhere else over the rainbow.
Electro-pop musician Devin Tait’s second full-length solo album Art Damage (released March 2019) is available worldwide, featuring the single and video By My Side. The album seamlessly covers the spectrum from Tait’s 80s electropop influences (Human League, Howard Jones) to his dreamsynth\chillwave inspirations (Chrvches, Neon Indian) and features a bevy of his favorite talents including: LGBT icon Wendy Ho; Rayssa (Demi Lovato, The Voice); Chris Freeman (Pansy Division, GAYC/DC); Jordan von Haslow; Kraig Hill (Seamonster Sounds); Scott Anderson (Solar City Music); and his longtime collaborator Bradley Jacobson as co-producer. Get it now via all major distributors including iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud, and Bandcamp.
In 2016, his band, Devin Tait & The Traitors, released the album Mixed Signals featuring the singles Now I Know What I Want, You Leave Me, and All Mixed Up. They released an EP titled Spectres in 2014.
He was a founding member of the queer punk band Shitting Glitter, from 2001-2010.
Unless otherwise credited, all photos by Luther Orrick/Double Agent Photo c 2018-2020 Devin Tait/Decadrisco Records