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Janet Devlin has unveiled her new single, House of Cards, which is set to be taken from her debut album titled Running with Scissors.

Henry Steedman directed the video for the song, with the concept originating from Devlin herself. It has an Alice in Wonderland feel as it features playing cards, keys and even Devlin herself having a Wonderland dress as it sees her getting over a break up and moving on.

House of Cards is a folk-pop song, with Devlin’s soft acoustic guitar and melancholy lyrics. Discussing her single, Devlin said the track was written “after a bad breakup 2 years ago” with the song “getting more impersonal as it goes on”.

Running with Scissors, which features 10 brand new tracks and is set to be released on the 9th June, is not an album full of break up songs but sees Devlin showcase her voice with power ballads and a mix of folk and pop. It also sees her work with the likes of Newton Faulkner and Jack Savoretti.

Devlin is due to tour the UK later this year, which will see her step away from the X Factor limelight with an announced date at London’s Hard Rock Café on 11th June, just after the release of her debut album. Tickets are available now.

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