The first time I listened to the whole 'The Waters Between' album was the day after I'd seen the new Top Gun: Maverick movie. The final track ' Back To You' features long time Pacific Heights collaborator (and friend of Radio BurgerFuel) Louis Baker. The shimmering sound I was hearing, took me right back to the cinema, and wouldn't have been out of place in the original, despite being almost 40 years removed and an ocean away.
There are many more moments on the LP which also take you somewhere else. The "beautiful juxtaposition" of Lepani, "this massive Fijian boy who plays rugby, and he's just got this most beautifully vulnerable fragile voice."
Or perhaps LANCE on 'Floating'. Devin says, "When I first heard his voice, I couldn't tell if it was female or male. I was like, 'this is great, this is exactly the kind of voice I want to work with.'"
"I love messing with people's presumptions of what someone's voice might sound like. There's a lot of that on my album, you know. Like Jack Page. Big, tall guy that's six-foot-three, six-foot-four. Not stocky, just big." Listen back to 'Distant Shades' now you know this and you'll see what he means!