Outernet Song

by Janet Devlin

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See these magazines with Pretty girls rockin' size 4 skinny jeans And on my television screens there are Endless beauty routines Tellin' me how to look and How I should be perceived And online you're not safe from thigh gaps and ideal weights I think it's time, time that I took a break See these magazines with Pretty girls rockin' size 4 skinny jeans And on my television screens there are Endless beauty routines Brainwashing our teens Just to ruin self-esteem And online you're not safe from thigh gaps and ideal weights I think it's time, time that I took a break You could dress me up like a paper doll But it doesn't mean, I'll do what I'm told And just because you know my name From my 15 minutes of fame Doesn't mean I'll never change It's too hard to stay the same And online you're not safe from sly ads and anon hate I think it's time, time that I took a break Some day we should venture to the Outernet Some day we should venture to the Outernet Too much time on the Internet It’s not hard to find what people said "Why’d you change?" "Where's your innocence?" "Where's your blonde hair? Why'd you dye it red?" "When you sing you sound like a 10 year old" “You’re that ginger kid from a TV show" If you don't like what you hear then turn it off It's not like I'm being played on the radio And online you're not safe from fake likes on a Facebook page I think it's time, time that I took a break Some day we should venture to the Outernet Some day we should venture to the Outernet There used to be a day where all I wanted to be Was as pretty as the girls in the magazines And it tore me up, and tore me apart I didn't see myself as a piece of art We should teach our kids how to love themselves Not compared to what the media sells ‘Cause in this world you can never win Because loving yourself is so unacceptable And online you're not safe from fake likes on a Facebook page I think it's time, time that I took a break Time that I took a break Time that I took a break, take a break Time that we took a break Time that I take a break, take a break Some day we should venture to the Outernet Some day we should venture to the Outernet I’ll do anything for a like, Anything for a share, Anything for a re-tweet To gain some followers Anything for a like, Anything for a share, Anything for a re-tweet Where’s all my followers?

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Irish singer-songwriter Janet Devlin builds on the success of her 2015 debut album ‘Running With Scissors’ with the release of her highly anticipated single, entitled ‘Outernet Song.’ The single features Janet’s unique and enchanting vocals, which first caught the public’s eye on Series 8 of The X-Factor UK, her ukulele, and one of the catchiest choruses you’ll hear this year. The instantly memorable Alt-Pop jam has all the makings to become an instant pop radio classic. The single perfectly showcases Janet’s always frank and honest lyrics, dealing with our obsession with the Internet and social media.

In the millennial age of selfies, social media, and WiFi, we are permanently plugged in to a show reel of people’s lives; with this ideal of what “perfect” is consistently shoved in our faces on a daily basis. In ‘Outernet Song,’ Janet sings about how it is important to “press the pause button on the never-ending scroll and go out and do something other than waiting for texts, tweets, shares, emails, or the like.”

Janet began writing ‘Outernet Song’ when she was just 19 years old. She kept the lyrics written down and found herself adding to them at various points over the last few years, with more verses penned in response to some of the criticism she faced in the comments on her Socials. Janet describes her experience, “I received many negative remarks about my appearance, unkind assessments of my talents, and apparently being over the hill at age 20! I soon became pretty desensitized to it all and learnt to ignore them; but not before writing down how I felt to help me process my feelings and move on.”

Janet has released a music video for ‘Outernet Song,’ which was filmed by Silvertip Films and directed by Geoff Cockwill. The video premiered on renowned entertainment website Digital Spy on Monday, October 3rd, and is now available to watch on Janet’s YouTube Channel. youtu.be/bpmnH3aQCYQ

‘Outernet Song’ is available for digital purchase on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and Bandcamp. It is also available for physical purchase in Janet’s online shop. Stream the single on Spotify. Exclusive ‘Outernet Song’ merchandise is also available at www.janetdevlin.com/store.

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released October 7, 2016

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