Regarding the single McGovern says, “I was first inspired to write ‘The Devil Below Me’ as a response to change in my life. The song itself is a tale of past conflicts and a study of myself. It is very personal to me, it reflects on my family tree and past mistakes. I wanted to create something that represented the contrast in people’s lives, something people could relate to on a deeper level. The recording process was very special for me, I had the honour of recording at Retreat Studios where Nick Cave recently recorded a large portion of ‘Skeleton Tree’.”
McGovern has received early support from BBC Introducing, and is proving to be a big live draw. He provides a raw new energy for UK singer/songwriters, delivering beautifully enticing songs of eerie intimacy.