Dev Hynes specialises in renaissance pop music.
The New York based, London bred songwriter has many strings to his bow, capable of working on bona fide hit singles in addition to art house projects. Yet the material under his Blood Orange moniker remains soothing, retains its flavour in a manner that his other outlets simply can't reach.
In the wee small hours of the morning Blood Orange posted a new track. 'Chamakay' includes vocals from Chairlift, and it's a beautiful, blissful piece of R&B tinged electronic soul.
The Adam Bainbridge-directed video for the track features Dev Hynes making an emotional pilgrimage to Guyana. "I decided to visit Georgetown, Guyana for the first time, the town where my mother is from. She, herself has not been back for 30 years, 3 years before I was born. I tracked down family members, including my 92 year old grandfather, who I had never met before. In this video you will see our first ever meeting."
Watch it now.
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'Chamakay' is out now - Blood Orange's new album 'Cupid Deluxe' will be released later this year.
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