Hot off the soaring praise for his EP, “You & Me, That’s Enough,” the Berklee College of Music graduate has experienced a steady rise. Since his debut in 2018, he’s won Hollywood Music in Media’s “Best New Emerging Artist” award, has amassed over 1.6 million digital streams and sold out his debut headline show at LA’s famous Peppermint Club. His addictive pop style has been featured on Apple’s “Today At Apple” and “Date Night” playlists as well as BMI’s “Music Monday” playlist, not to mention various placements on MTV & XBox. His newest single “Happy Yet” is just another step on his road to stardom.
On “Happy Yet,” Kennedy explores internet culture and the effect it has on our psyche. The booming, rhythmic pop single is sizzling with tasteful melodies that immediately hook you. His silky, smooth baritone washes over the bumping arrangement as he reflects on all the things he doesn’t have, and the ache that radiates with that little bit of hope we all hold on to, “I look at all these things, and I’m not happy yet / where do I buy happiness?…” he sings, tapping into the way so much of society bases their self worth on what they have and what they need, rather than who they are. The catchy pop single is more than just a good melody with memorable words — it’s a reminder that there’s more to life than chasing what everyone else has. Check out Devin Kennedy’s new single, “Happy Yet,” out now!