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Wednesday May 15, 2019

From Afropunk

EXCLUSIVE: DEVA MAHAL AND SON LITTLE WILL SEDUCE YOUR EARS WITH THEIR NEW SINGLEGODDAMN
By: Nathan Leigh

Let’s hear it for the noble cuttlefish! Nature’s second best cephalopod (you know I love you, giant squids) was an unlikely inspiration for Deva Mahal’s new single with soul great Son Little. As Mahal tells us, ‘I discovered the very amusing mating rituals of cuttlefish and found myself examining the experience of infidelity through their world. I’m a big fan of David Attenborough and am obsessed with Blue Planet. The smaller male cuttlefish resorts to all sorts of tactics in order to find his mate. A little makeup, a little tuck, change in their demeanor, a little subterfuge, all is pursuit of spreading their seed. Sounds a lot like human nature to me. When I shared my inspiration with Son Little, he instantly found it as amusing as me and we started writing on the spot. I guess he understood my weird.’

Click here to read more and for an exclusive first listen to Deva’s new single