Dev Hynes

Dev Hynes



David Joseph Michael Hynes[4] (born December 23, 1985), better known as Devonté "Dev" Hynes or Blood Orange and formerly Lightspeed Champion, is a British singer, songwriter, composer, producer and author. From 2004 to 2006, Hynes was a member of the band Test Icicles, playing guitar, synth, and occasionally performing vocals. They released one full-length album in 2005. Hynes went on to release two solo studio albums as Lightspeed Champion and subsequently three more as Blood Orange, between 2008 and 2016. Dev has cited Prince, Hercules & The Love Affair and Gary Utteridge amongst his musical influences.

He has written, played or produced for artists such as Tinashe, Solange Knowles, Sky Ferreira, FKA twigs, Haim, Florence and the Machine, Carly Rae Jepsen, Diana Vickers, The Chemical Brothers, Kylie Minogue, and Blondie.[5] Hynes was voted the 49th 'coolest person in rock' in NME's 2007 Cool List,[6] jumping to position 20 in the following year's list.[7]



Freetown Sound
Freetown Sound is the third album by Dev Hynes recording as Blood Orange.
Cupid Deluxe
Cupid Deluxe is the second album by Dev Hynes as Blood Orange, and is the follow up to 2011's Coastal Grooves.
Coastal Grooves
Coastal Grooves is the debut album by Dev Hynes as Blood Orange.
Is It All Over My Face & Tower Of Meaning
Is It All Over My Face & Tower Of Meaning is a song by Blood Orange, released on December 2, 2014.

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Charlotte Gainsbourg releases self-directed video featuring Dev Hynes (aka Blood Orange)
  –  September 22, 2017
Featuring Dev Hynes (aka. Blood Orange), the ‘Deadly Valentine’ video ... Enjoying strong support at 6 Music, ‘Rest’ was described by Pitchfork as “a robot-disco banger turned inside out to suit Gainsbourg’s ghostly preoccupations” in their ...
Dev Hynes In Conversation With Philip Glass Is A Joy To Watch
  –  September 22, 2017
In a new NPR video segment, Dev Hynes sits down with pioneering experimental composer ... and Hynes recalls his introduction to the composer's music. Watch the interview above. music / Hip-Hop
Charlotte Gainsbourg and Dev Hynes Play Lifelong Lovers in the “Deadly Valentine” Music Video
  –  September 22, 2017
French singer/songwriter Charlotte Gainsbourg has been out of the music spotlight for quite some time. Her last project, the B-sides/live compilation Stage Whisper, came out in 2011, and her last studio album, IRM, dropped all the way back in 2009.
Charlotte Gainsbourg Shares 'Deadly Valentine' + Video Starring Dev Hynes
  –  September 21, 2017
I asked my friend Dev Hynes if he would play my partner, and he very graciously agreed." The album is out 17th November via Because Music/Atlantic Records, in the meantime soak this up...
Charlotte Gainsbourg Shares Video for New Song “Deadly Valentine,” Co-Stars Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes
  –  September 21, 2017
French singer/actress Charlotte Gainsbourg is releasing a new album, Rest, on November 17 via Because Music. Previously she shared a self ... The video co-stars Dev Hynes (aka Blood Orange). The video charts a romantic relationship from childhood to ...
'When You Gonna Get A Real Job?': Philip Glass And Devonté Hynes Compare Notes
  –  September 22, 2017
He discovered Glass' music by chance as a London teenager ... then moved on to the quirky folk-pop of Lightspeed Champion. Maybe it's that willingness to let something unknown percolate into a new idea. And maybe that's why these two musicians, some ...


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