British singer/composer Devonté “Dev” Hynes, also known as Blood Orange (and formerly Lightspeed Champion), has written for artists such as Solange Knowles, Sky Ferreira, FKA twigs, Florence and the Machine, Carly Rae Jepsen, Diana Vickers, The Chemical Brothers and Kylie Minogue.
In 2007, Hynes relocated to New York, where he now resides. Here he took the name “Blood Orange.” Focused on R&B and electronica, Blood Orange has released three albums (Coastal Grooves – 2011, Cupid Deluxe – 2013, Freetown Sound – 2016). He often writes and produces for other artists, and he is a published author.
Listen to “Augustine” from his 2016 album Freetown Sound:
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Ty Marshal is the Executive Director at the Center for the Arts in Homer, N.Y — one of the Central New York region’s preeminent presenter of the arts and a proponent of community enrichment through world-class entertainment and arts education.