While his nonstop hustle scored him meetings with a number of industry heavyweights, he felt disillusioned by the scene and decamped to Nashville. When his brother followed him soon after, the two resumed the musical partnership they formed as teenagers. Too broke to afford beds, the siblings shared an apartment and slept on the floor, working full-time jobs all day and spending every night writing songs. After penning tracks for other artists (acts as eclectic as hip-hop legends Bone Thugs-N-Harmony to Michigan rapper NF to German DJ Robin Schulz) and a series of false starts the two began releasing music under the name Kyd the Band and embarked on their first-ever tour. Although Kyle exited in late 2017, Devin continued on.