Delving into the issue of depression in our contemporary society, Lil Faithful adopts a uniquely upfront, spoken-word style hip hop delivery, alongside a melodically emotive soundscape, as Devil On My Mind tackles the topic directly.
Promising a somewhat unorthodox flow, and an unmistakable vocal tone and personality, the track introduces the Lil Faithful sound and approach to writing in a memorable way.
Back this up with a piano-led ambiance and subtle trap beat, and Devil On My Mind intrigues and connects for its style and personal viewpoint combined.
The lyrics are deeply revealing, poetic yet honest as they detail first-hand experience of the weight of mental health turmoil. There’s a clear sense of lostness, longing, uncertainty and desperation to the words and indeed to the delivery, and all of this holds a certain authenticity regarding the subject matter. I look forward to hearing where else the music takes Lil Faithful.