Dev Hynes

Dev Hynes



Devonté "Dev" Hynes (born David Joseph Michael Hynes,[4] 23 December 1985), better known as 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]



Black History
Black History is an album by Blood Orange, released on February 16, 2018.
Black History
Black History is a song by Blood Orange, released on February 16, 2018.
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.

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Blood Orange Honors Black History Month With A Pair Of Intimate New Songs
  –  February 5, 2018
Dev Hynes is always working. When he’s not releasing music for his own Blood Orange project, whose last full-length was 2016’s excellent Freetown Sound, he’s collaborating with other artists as a songwriter and producer for the likes of Haim ...
Blood Orange Shares Two New Songs
  –  February 5, 2018
Days after appearing on a collaborative track with Girlpool, Blood Orange's Dev Hynes has now shared two new tracks of his ... Gainsbourg's video for "Deadly Valentine," and composed original music for Ezra Koenig's Netflix anime Neo Yokio.
Hear Blood Orange's Two New Songs Honoring Black History Month
  –  February 5, 2018
Dev Hynes released two new songs under his Blood Orange moniker ... Hynes notified fans of his new music with an Instagram post. Though he has been teasing a new album for the last few months, he specifies that these tracks are not from that forthcoming ...
Blood Orange – “Christopher & 6th” and “June 12th”
  –  February 5, 2018
Dev Hynes announced the tracks on Instagram ... In December, Hynes teased new music and claimed that his next album was “78% done.” Listen to “Christopher & 6th” and “June 12th” below. TWO NEW SONGS. Not from the next album.
Blood Orange Releases Two New Songs in Honor of 'Black History Month'
  –  January 26, 2018
It’s been almost two years since Dev Hynes released his last Blood Orange album ... And then, last week, Dev put up an Instagram post saying “2018 new music finishing touches.” On Monday morning Dev dropped two new Blood Orange songs called ...
Porches Talks Working With Dev Hynes, Leaving Rock Behind & Sticking To A Creative Vision
  –  January 18, 2018
Music Feeds: They’re calling The House your third album ... I was intrigued when I read that you were working with Dev Hynes. I also read that you loved his Freetown Sound. But how did your paths actually cross – and how did you come to work with ...


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