Cupid Deluxe is the second album from Devonté Hynes, otherwise known as Blood Orange, and was recently released to critical acclaim. His first LP, Coastal Grooves, dropped in 2011 and since then, Hynes has been busy crafting underground hits for the likes of Sky Ferreira, MKS and Solange. In his latest offering, Blood Orange continues the indie-pop, R&B infused, sound (which he has been mastering over the past few years) and successfully creates a seamless audio-experience, from start to finish. As recognised by many, Cupid Deluxe is not as easy to grasp as its predecessor, which may be attributed to the more experimental twists and turns in each song. However, it is undeniably an album that grows with each listen; subtle and yet seductive.
The album can be streamed in its entirety from the video below and don’t forget to support the music you love.
Highlights: “Chamakay”, “Chosen”, “Clipped On”, “High Street.”
– Written by @oasai