Posts Tagged ‘Sandra’s Smile’

October 28, 2015

Dev Hynes is back with a new Blood Orange tune, and it’s far too catchy and snappy not to fall for right away. Sandra’s Smile examines racial issues that have been facing America this past year, but Dev delivers those profound messages with such typical Blood Orange pep and pop. I’m almost sure I detect girlfriend Samantha Urbani’s voice on backup vocals again, too. Sandra’s Smile draws back for some sparse horns around the two minute mark, creating an overwhelming sense of jazzy introspection. When the beats and Blood Orange’s vocals kick back in again, its full on exhilaration. Regardless your stance on the issues that the song brings to light, there’s no arguing how adept Dev Hynes is at creating funk and R&B imbued pop brilliance.