“Devon Welsh’s “War” was written about the frustrations and resentments of a lost friendship, there is bitterness in “War,” but also the desire to regain what was lost. “Making music is a personal thing for me,” Welsh says. “Ideally it is a reflection of something intimate.” “War,” is a track of the singer/songwriter/producer’s current release, Welsh’s Majical Cloudz (his former project) and Dream Songs were distinct collaborations. Welsh worked on “War” and his other new music primarily alone.
Devon Welsh on the video for “War”:
“I am good at keeping my eyes open without blinking for long periods of time, and I thought it would be a good subject for a video. I wanted the video to have the feel of a live performance, so we kept it simple!”
Devon Welsh is a Montreal-based singer, songwriter, and artist. He released two albums as the frontman of Majical Cloudz, an electronic duo whose intense and innovative music combined aspects of poetry, hardcore, minimalism, and folk. That project came to an end in 2016, largely because it had fulfilled its intentions. “The band has come to a very natural conclusion, as it has communicated everything it was meant to and reached more people than we would have ever imagined,” said Devon at the time.
Following the breakup, Devon stepped away from music for a year. “I wrote songs but didn’t think about their purpose or about anything at all to do with the music industry or if I would be releasing music in the future,” he said about this time, “I just tried to grow as a person and do some learning.” The songs he wrote during this period would eventually become the basis for his debut solo album, Dream Songs.