Dev Hynes is a songwriter/producer who has written or produced for many incredible acts like A$AP Rocky, Tinashe, Solange Knowles, Florence + The Machine and many more. He reinvented himself into what many know him today as Blood Orange. Dev is a Houston native who is an incredibly talented musician and is credited to know how to play the guitar, cello, and piano. His style is a mixture of R&B, alternative, funk, and indie rock which gives him a unique sound compared many of his peers. Dev has been in the music industry for over a decade now and shows improvement and creativity on every project he has released to this day.
Dev released his fourth studio album under the name Blood Orange, Negro Swan, and was well received from critics and the fans scoring an 84 on the metascore and landing on the Billboard 200. He had an all-star lineup on the album including features from A$AP Rocky, Puff Daddy, Steve Lacy, and more talented artist. The production was euphoric and each track had its own sound which gave the album a versatile voice. This made it one of the top albums last year landing many top 10 positions on critics’ end of year lists. The standout tracks were “Hope,“ “Chewing Gum,“ “Orlando“ and “Dagenham Dream.” Never heard of Dev Hynes or Blood Orange? It’s recommended to check out Cupid Deluxe to get a strong understanding of what Dev is capable of as an artist.
Dev will be in Houston on February 20th at The White Oak Music Hall to perform tracks off of Negro Swan and gems from his older albums. Grab your tickets fast as an artist of his caliber usually sells out this venue! For a refresher on who Blood Orange checks out this playlist.
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