Posts Tagged ‘Dev Hynes’

September 2, 2014
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I am seriously so excited and happy about Jessie Ware’s sophomore album Tough Love, out October 21. As I mentioned before, I’ve been such a long time fan of Jessie, and 2012 album Devotion was just such a treat, which left me worried whether her sophomore album would be as good as I hope. From everything we’ve heard so far, it’s going to be a superb release, and today’s latest track unveiled only solidifies that ever more. Want Your Feeling is a chic, opulent song, produced, quite obviously, by the always brilliant Blood Orange, aka Devonte Hynes, with its disco inspired grooviness and addictive buoyancy. Blood Orange and Jessie Ware, why didn’t they pair up together earlier? It’s a match made in heaven.

August 27, 2014
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This is one of those super collaboration tunes. You know, one of those tracks crafted with so many talents in the kitchen, it oftentimes becomes way too conflicted and fragmented? Well, not this one. This one is gorgeous. New York hip hop and pop producer Emile Haynie created the brilliant, haunting A Kiss Goodbye. Then, he enlisted Charlotte Gainsbourg, Blood Orange (Dev Hynes), and Sampha on board. Yep. All of these amazing artists, on one beautiful, moving song.  A Kiss Goodbye is an impassioned, incredible listen, with plenty of intricate nuances. I’d have to say Sampha’s part in it is my favorite… those silken vocals, the delicate piano… Wow. The whole song is breathtaking. Just listen.

August 27, 2014
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This is one of those super collaboration tunes. You know, one of those tracks crafted with so many talents in the kitchen, it oftentimes becomes way too conflicted and fragmented? Well, not this one. This one is gorgeous. New York hip hop and pop producer Emile Haynie created the brilliant, haunting A Kiss Goodbye. Then, he enlisted Charlotte Gainsbourg, Blood Orange (Dev Hynes), and Sampha on board. Yep. All of these amazing artists, on one beautiful, moving song.  A Kiss Goodbye is an impassioned, incredible listen, with plenty of intricate nuances. I’d have to say Sampha’s part in it is my favorite… those silken vocals, the delicate piano… Wow. The whole song is breathtaking. Just listen.

OFFICIAL VID: Blood Orange – High Street feat. Skepta

July 10, 2014

The always amazing and talented Blood Orange, aka Dev Hynes, teamed up with London grime hip hop artist Skepta on High Street, which was on Dev’s excellent, critically acclaimed 2013 album Cupid Deluxe. It’s a moving, balanced mesh of Skepta’s gritty, solemn flow and Blood Orange’s sensual production and crooning. A new video has been unveiled for the song, created for an online series by fashion retailer SSENSE. 

OFFICIAL VID: Blood Orange – High Street feat. Skepta

July 10, 2014

The always amazing and talented Blood Orange, aka Dev Hynes, teamed up with London grime hip hop artist Skepta on High Street, which was on Dev’s excellent, critically acclaimed 2013 album Cupid Deluxe. It’s a moving, balanced mesh of Skepta’s gritty, solemn flow and Blood Orange’s sensual production and crooning. A new video has been unveiled for the song, created for an online series by fashion retailer SSENSE. 

OFFICIAL VID: Blood Orange – You’re Not Good Enough

June 10, 2014

Earlier today, I was utterly enthralled by this new music video Gia Coppola created for Blood Orange’s song You’re Not Good Enough. The director just finished up on indie film Palo Alto, which I can’t wait to watch. If you’ve kept up with the news, you know that Blood Orange, aka Dev Hynes, scored the music for that film. Apparently, the soundtrack will also include this song, which was originally on Blood Orange’s fantastic album Cupid Deluxe. The video Coppola created for You’re Not Good Enough is replete with awesome dance moves and retro style. Samantha Urbani, who guests on the song as well as most of Cupid Deluxe, looks stunningly glamorous in the video. I’ve always found Dev and Samantha to be an adorable couple. I’ve also come to realize that grooving single You’re Not Good Enough is my favorite track off last year’s Cupid Deluxe. 

OFFICIAL VID: Blood Orange – You’re Not Good Enough

June 10, 2014

Earlier today, I was utterly enthralled by this new music video Gia Coppola created for Blood Orange’s song You’re Not Good Enough. The director just finished up on indie film Palo Alto, which I can’t wait to watch. If you’ve kept up with the news, you know that Blood Orange, aka Dev Hynes, scored the music for that film. Apparently, the soundtrack will also include this song, which was originally on Blood Orange’s fantastic album Cupid Deluxe. The video Coppola created for You’re Not Good Enough is replete with awesome dance moves and retro style. Samantha Urbani, who guests on the song as well as most of Cupid Deluxe, looks stunningly glamorous in the video. I’ve always found Dev and Samantha to be an adorable couple. I’ve also come to realize that grooving single You’re Not Good Enough is my favorite track off last year’s Cupid Deluxe. 

June 3, 2014
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I’m a sucker for well crafted low budget indie films, but I’m even more of a sucker for films that have great soundtracks. The two often come hand in hand, and though I haven’t seen Palo Alto yet, I’m very much lured to it by the music I’ve heard so far off its soundtrack. For the most part, the film is scored completely and entirely by Dev Hynes, aka Blood Orange. Ever since I watched the trailer for the film, I’ve been in love with Dev’s song Palo Alto. Now, we get another emotional number off the soundtrack composed and performed by Blood Orange, April’s Bathroom Bummer. It’s certainly moody and lush. Revisit Palo Alto with me below, and swoon with me, too.

June 3, 2014
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I’m a sucker for well crafted low budget indie films, but I’m even more of a sucker for films that have great soundtracks. The two often come hand in hand, and though I haven’t seen Palo Alto yet, I’m very much lured to it by the music I’ve heard so far off its soundtrack. For the most part, the film is scored completely and entirely by Dev Hynes, aka Blood Orange. Ever since I watched the trailer for the film, I’ve been in love with Dev’s song Palo Alto. Now, we get another emotional number off the soundtrack composed and performed by Blood Orange, April’s Bathroom Bummer. It’s certainly moody and lush. Revisit Palo Alto with me below, and swoon with me, too.

March 24, 2014
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There isn’t a sad bone in my body from discovering this Montreal five piece named How Sad. The indie pop band have a deliciously bouncy, percolating, synth driven sound that I find absolutely heavenly. How Sad’s latest tune is an incredible cover of Blood Orange’s It Is What It Is, which they completely make their own by bringing out a more alt pop leaning sound out of Dev Hynes’ groovy song. After getting hooked on this brilliant cover, I checked some more of How Sad’s tunes, and found myself really digging both Indian Summer and Stockholm Syndrome. The fantastic tracks are off How Sad’s EP Indian Summer out last August. At times, the title track brings to mind a much more caffeinated, nonchalant, and gleeful The Antlers (Hospice album, particularly excellent single Two). As for Stockholm Syndrome, I think I’m very partial to songs by that title, considering my love of Muse’s song of the same name. But How Sad’s Stockholm Syndrome is a far more colorful, whimsical, and bubbly tune instead of dark, ominous, and brooding. I wonder how the band came up with their name, considering these tunes and how happy they make me.