We’re celebrating Cupid Deluxe with Dev Hynes Day.
First up, the singer on why he doesn’t fit into current R&B.
DazedDigital decided to dedicate a day of content to me for the release of my new album Cupid Deluxe! Keep going to their site for interviews with myself, Collaborators Caroline Polachek, Adam Bainbridge & more to come.
Some info about the song :
The song itself was recorded live in a one take that lasted about 15 minutes I ad-libbed the vocals recalling lyrics from songs of mine and a song by Adam Bainbridge (which he was unaware i was going to do). Adam was on the drum machine, Blue May on guitar, Sam Beste on piano, & Tawiah on backing vocals. I then took some of my vocals from towards the end and overlaid it as a backing vocal.”
Choreography made with Juri Onuki.
Directed by Alan Del Rio Ortiz.
Lot’s of surprises in store for the album release show/party this friday in Brooklyn !
More info in regards to my lecture this wednesday :
I will be giving a lecture at New York University this wednesday about synesthesia and composition. It is a 30 minute non stop piece of music I have created using elements from a soundtrack I recently completed for the movie “Palo Alto”, I will then be using projections and lights to add and remove layers in regards to the music, all while describing my process in regards to the composition. Come !
Wednesday // 13 November 2013 // 7pm // KIMMEL // FREE!!!!!
Onstage at Pitchfork Paris last week. <3
WTF !? My album release show sold out in under a day !??!/! So crazy!
See you guys THERE !!!
BLOOD ORANGE - “CUPID DELUXE" - ALBUM RELEASE PARTY
285 KENT - BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
& SPECIAL GUESTS
BLOOD ORANGE - CUPID DELUXE (ALBUM STREAM)
If you live outside of the U.S you can stream the entirety of my new album CUPID DELUXE in this video I made.
If you live in the U.S it is available to stream on ITUNES RADIO NOW
I had a lot of fun making this album, so I hope you have a lot of fun listening.
Album streams are a very intriguing thing to me. it’s like the admittance that people have short attention spans, or some kind of label panic to get people talking for a day, another case in point for the argument of lack of longevity and prosper in the music industry. Obviously i’m not completely against it as i wouldn’t have done this, or spent all of last night putting the visuals together for the youtube stream, just an observation really..
But I do hope, that if you like the record, you can see past a sense of instant gratification, and live with it, as I have lived with it for so long now, within the making process, as well as the completion.
I do remember being younger, and being a complete fan to the point of insanity and not using my lunch money for food, just so I could go and buy SIX by Mansun on the weekend (I use this example, as I cover a Mansun song, from their third album.. on this record, sung by the ever lovely Samantha Urbani).
I was so happy when I finally had that cassette in my hands, i combed the sleeve, i held it close, i kept it in my school bag at all times, i learnt every lyric, studied every sound.
Some years later, during a Lightspeed Champion promo run, I did an interview where they asked me about influences, i mentioned Mansun’s SIX. The interviewer scoffed at me. “No way.. really? that album is a stinker.” Apart from the obvious appalled reaction I had to his reaction (not because he disagrees with me, but because, well, who really thinks their taste is superior to others, it’s all just opinion at the end of the day, and to ask me a question about my taste, and then scoff at it… anyway…) but it led me to do research of my own, and realize that.. well, critically, that album wasn’t really liked that much. News to me!!
Can a situation like that happen now? Everything is catered towards mass approval. I should reiterate that this is not me moaning about modern times or the demise of the music industry, it’s really just me noting the changes. Yeezus seemed like a record people waited for, and cherished upon arrival. So that sentiment isn’t truly lost.. But I guess maybe the magic of waiting and treating yourself is angled a little differently now. Pros and cons really. As I’m extremely happy that people can hear my record right now, as it means a lot to me, and although i’ve been releasing music (aside from in my bedroom to my mother) for nearly 10 years now, it’s still a complete shock that people actually want to hear it.
So, thank you, and enjoy !
You can now download the new Blood Orange song on itunes.
The new album Cupid Deluxe will now be released NOVEMBER 12TH.
Artwork photo taken by Bella Howard.
Lyric video for track 2 from the forthcoming album “Cupid Deluxe” out NOV 18TH
Pre Order on itunes - smarturl.it/CupidDeluxe
Devonté Hynes : Vocals, Guitars, Drums, Keyboards
Samantha Urbani : Vocals
David Ginyard : Bass
Produced by Devonté Hynes.
Recorded by MIXEDBYBLUE
Filmed by Alan Del Rio Ortiz.