Raised in Moncton, New Brunswick in the 1990s-2000s, Devarrow lived an early life of stark contrasts. Having bohemian parents that encouraged artistic expression, openness, and a nomadic lifestyle, Ereaux felt at odds to the anxieties, isolations, and social pressures of suburban life, and he channelled those feelings into his music.
In 2015, after two years of traveling, Devarrow self-released The Great Escape , a collection of eleven songs written in a leaky-roofed apartment while living in Vancouver over a previous winter. Devarrow then toured Canada and Europe extensively, gaining recognition for his wieldy dynamic one-man-band which creates an energetic, captivating, and intimate live show performed in the raconteur style. Devarrow then moved to Halifax, Canada, where he now resides.
Four years on, hundreds of shows later, and now collaborating with a backing band, Devarrow’s forthcoming self-titled album , reveals eleven new songs focused on the well-practiced lament of a mid-twenties millennial in search of a life of balance in a world that demands invasion and extremes.
Within his new record, out October 4, 2019 via Paper Bag Records, Devarrow captures the struggles, anxieties, and insecurities that feel all too familiar not solely to millennials – but all of us: information overload, the absurdity of modern wage labour, and fears of loneliness and aging. Devarrow attempts to reconciled these anxieties with the recurring social themes of escapism and tuning out hoping to provide a roadmap towards balance and meaning.