We are more than a little bit excited about the arrival of the new Blood Orange tunes..
They’re both taken from the new Blood Orange record “Cupid Deluxe” (not sure what they do if there’s a deluxe edition by the way)
Blood Orange are the working group for Devonte Hynes (ex Lightspeed Champion) to purvey his beautifully arty indie dream R&B and I think we all slept a bit on their first album and missed how influential it might be until Solange Knowles revealed Dev’s genius when “Losing You” became the hipsters pop choice of 2012.
And then we went back to S’Cooled and realised it was great too.
A while back Santigold hipped me to a tune I hadn’t noticed on an album I had but hadn’t paid attention to. I wasn’t too into Lightspeed Champion so I didn’t pay enough attention to Blood Orange. But as she pointed out S’Cooled was one I shouldn’t have missed.
Now a few months later Dev Hynes is producing Solange Knowles, the more interesting sister of the famous Beyonce. And this single “Losing You” is a real treat. She’s free of her major label associations (for now) and she recorded this for Terrible Records – the label of Chris from Grizzly Bear. This is the result -
The beautiful video features some awesomely dressed African dudes called Les Sapeurs and the least well flattened croquet pitch of all time. Worth looking at for that reason alone. The Sapeurs (African slang for a very well dressed chap) are from the Congo and worth a post on their own but if you are impatient for that read about them HERE.
Solange’s True EP is due out November 27 on Terrible Records.
Charli XCX is back with another mixtape and this time around it’s all about her, well mostly her, Heartbreaks and Earthquakes sees our fave babe take tracks from peeps such as Blood Orange, Jai Paul, Rudimental & Paul White and… now I refuse to use the term mash-up as I find it super offensive so I’m going to go ahead and say she ‘blends’ her vocals nicely in the mix and the result is a series of short tracks that sound like they were meant to be together all along.
Give it a go below and check the full track listing after the jump.