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Friends of BPS: DEVAN & KHALID


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Talent: Devan Glover

Hello friends of BigPictureStuff,

As well as supporting photographers and designers, BigPictureStuff extends to all outlets of creativity, may it be; music, dance, performance, writing, journalism. Anything which involves people pursuing their dreams, taking risks and creating all forms of art and beauty. With that in mind, we are pleased to introduce the first musical feature on BigPictureStuff today, Devan & Khalid , two young musicians from Toronto, who’s first  EP “This Town”, fills our days with glorious acoustic tunes and sweet melodies of easy listening.

DEVAN & KHALID Devan Glover

Firstly, congratulations on your first ever EP! How long did it take to write, record and to finally release these songs?

We have been working towards completing these originals for quite a while, but the actual process of finishing the songs and recording took a couple months. The recording process took a full 13 hours in the studio, not including time to mix and master the final tracks.

What came about the formation do Devan and Khalid?
Khalid and I were always a little bit active in the music scene at our university before we met, but when we were introduced by mutual friends at a party, this is when we decided to get together and start taking music more seriously. Eventually we started booking shows and practicing a lot more, and have been ever since!

How has connecting with others helped fuel and support your creativity?
Having the support of Khalid and other musicians who I have met has pushed me to try new things with my music, and has motivated me to write more and perform more

What do you hope people will feel or gain from listening to the sounds of Devan&Khalid?
I hope that people will be able to relate to our music and that the songs will be able to enhance whatever emotions they may have been feeling. That’s definitely what they do for me. I also hope that the songs will inspire people to do what makes them happy!

What does “Big Picture Stuff” mean to you?
“Big picture stuff” is “inspirational and amazing! It celebrates the little happy things in the world and always makes me smile when I look at it ” -Devan Glover


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Valerie Bong   –  Founder & Content Executive
Val is an Arts/Commerce student currently based in Leeds, UK. As a photographer and documenter she loves celebrating the beauty of the world. With her love for capturing special moments she specialises in fashion, wedding, family and event photography.
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Two young musicians from the Toronto area, specialising in folk sound and acoustic melodies. With the release of their first EP, this up and coming talented pair are going places.
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  • Lexy Courtney 17/04/2014 at 11:02 pm

    Beautiful photos of a beautiful girl.

    • Val & Vess 21/04/2014 at 6:06 am

      We couldn’t agree more Lexy! Thankyou for commenting!

  • Annie 22/04/2014 at 7:47 am

    I love the sunlight in all these photos! Amazing work 🙂 And I love ‘Paul Simon’, lovely song!

    • Val & Vess 23/04/2014 at 4:42 pm

      Yay! It was quite rare to get such sunlight in Leeds during the winter so we were luck y to be granted a few rays in the final hours of the day! Can’t wait to do some projects together Annie! xo