Sad13 Releases "Devil In U," Third Single Off Forthcoming Solo Debut

Music News Sad13
Share Tweet Submit Pin

“I’m your favorite person, but you don’t approve.” Speedy Ortiz’s Sadie Dupuis takes on the phenomenon of people who try to control what they love in “Devil In U,” the third single off her forthcoming debut solo album as Sad13, Slugger.

Dupuis sings about trying to rise to the expectations of a temperamental partner by living life as inoffensively as possible:

I observe the moon
Keep my puppy groomed
And read my books all the way through
And when I’m with my crew I proffer to you proof
‘Cause that’s what an angel would do
Who’s stuck with the devil in you

The music alternates between an uneasy minor groove and catchy, jaunty sections—the angel and devil rear their heads in turn.

“No devil is worth your care if they don’t love and support you for who you are,” Dupuis declared in a press release. “And if the ‘Devil In U’ causes you to hurt someone you supposedly love, maybe you’re just the devil, period.”

Slugger is due out Nov. 11 via Carpark Records, and Sad13 is kicking off a tour later this month. Listen to “Devil In U” and check out her tour dates below, and get tickets here.

Sad13 Tour Dates:

October
28 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Alphaville
29 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ PhilMOCA

November
05 – Allston, Mass. @ Brighton Music Hall (Hassle Fest 8)
12 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ TBD
13 – Toronto, Ontario @ Smiling Buddha
14 – Columbus, Ohio @ Double Happiness
16 – Northampton, Mass. @ 13 Queen
17 – Hamden, Conn. @ The Space
18 – Washington, D.C. @ Songbyrd
19 – Jersey City, N.J. @ Monty Hall
21 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Malhall’s
22 – Detroit, Mich. @ El Club
23 – Chicago, Ill. @ Beat Kitchen
25 – Omaha, Neb. @ Milk Run
26 – Denver, Colo. @ Larimer Lounge
27 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Kilby Court
28 – Boise, Idaho @ Neurolux
29 – Seattle, Wash. @ Vera Project
30 – Portland, Ore. @ Bunk Bar

December
02 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Hemlock Tavern
03 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Bootleg
06 – Dallas, Texas @ Double Wide
07 – Austin, Texas @ Mohawk
09 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Drunken Unicorn
10 – Durham, N.C. @ Pinkhook
11 – Richmond, Va. @ Strange Matter
13 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Baby’s All Right
14 – Boston, Mass. @ Middle East

Recently in Music
More from Sad13