Charmian Devi’s latest single, “It Took You By Surprise,” is a refreshing blend of indie charm and folk nuances. Co-produced by Tony Garnier, renowned as Bob Dylan’s bassist, the track boasts an undeniable musical pedigree. Garnier’s bass work on this new single adds a layer of depth and groove that complements Devi’s musical vision impeccably.

Hailing from Montreal, Canada, Devi’s musical journey has been as diverse as it has been illustrious. From her punk roots leading a tight trio that supported acts like 7 Year Bitch and No Means No to her alternative rock endeavors in London and her soulful pop collaborations in NYC, Devi’s career spans continents and genres.

“It Took You By Surprise” sees Devi embracing her indie sensibilities with fervor. Her vocals possess a unique quality that sets her apart, drawing listeners in with their infectious energy. The guitar and bass work on the track create an impact, driving the song forward with undeniable momentum.

This isn’t the first time we’ve been captivated by Devi’s music; we previously reviewed her single “Radio of None” back in 2021, and “It Took You By Surprise” further solidifies her position as a noteworthy artist to watch in the indie scene.

You can take a listen below.

George Millington