This week is easily one of the biggest and most important weeks of Dev's burgeoning career as a pop star. On Sunday, she performed for thousands of fans at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami alongside Timbaland, Steve Aoki and DJ Skeet Skeet who came out to support her. That high-profile gig was followed by the much-anticipated release of her fantastic debut LP, "The Night The Sun Came Up," that is slowly but surely rising to the top of the iTunes album chart. And if all of that wasn't enough, Dev unveiled the video for her new single "Naked" on YouTube today that features none other than heartthrob Enrique Iglesias.
When we first reviewed the song back in December, we were immediately captured by hypnotic and mesmerizing qualities of the song. Masterfully produced by The Cataracs, the song prominently features Dev's sexy and sultry performance along with Enrique Iglesias' yearning vocals that amplify the production's summery qualities.
The video of the song takes us to a late night at the Planet Hollywood hotel in Las Vegas where Dev is getting ready for a night out and a perfectly coiffed Enrique just checked in to try his luck at the roulette table. The Las Vegas mega hotel and casino is the perfect backdrop for a song about rolling the dice, a chance meeting and taking a risk with a stranger no matter what others think of it. "Daddy told you to stay away from me," Dev sings. "[But] I don't care what they say. It's our life. Come and run away with me (. . .) We can dance if we want. Make it feel alright."
Dev and Enrique actually do not appear together in one single frame, but after almost running into each other the entire night, the video suggests they finally meet in the very last scene of the video in the hotel elevator just when the doors are about to slide to a close. And that's exactly that chance meeting filled with chemistry that sparks intrigue and a bit of mystery that fuels the song's narrative. The Cataracs make a cameo in the video as well when they meet Dev in the hotel bar around the 2:19 minute mark. (Support new pop and download Dev "Naked" and "The Night The Sun Came Up" on iTunes.)