Janet Devlin unveils new material on YouTube - video
On Friday (October 26), the former X Factor contestant uploaded a video to her YouTube account which includes footage of her performing tracks live at Steelworks Studios in Sheffield.
"A lot of people think I've been doing nothing," says Devlin at the start of the six-minute clip. "But I've kept my head down and been really busy actually writing my own songs for the album."
The 17-year-old singer from County Tyrone can then be heard performing a pop-folk song that carries the lyrical hook "it could be wonderful" and a more mournful ballad titled 'Crown of Thorns'.
Earlier this month, Devlin confirmed that she had been working with songwriters including Newton Faulkner and Joshua Radin. The teenager described the sound of her as yet-untitled debut as "quite alternative" before adding: "But I definitely wouldn't say alternative rock. It's a different sound."
Devlin - who recently played some previously unheard tracks as part of a worldwide Musicality i-cast - also told Digital Spy that she felt "lost" after her stint on The X Factor ended last December.
"I didn't know what I was going to do," she said. "We had the tour after the show and it was literally after the tour I kind of woke up and I felt like I could start a career now.
"It was quite a shock waking up and realising that you have to work your butt off to make an album. I kind of knew something would come out of it, so I'm just glad that it's coming out this way."