Dev Hynes working with Clams Casino on new Blood Orange album

Hynes is also in the studio with Jessie Ware and original Sugababes Mutya Keisha Siobhan.

Pop songwriter/producer of the moment Dev Hynes has opened up about the next album that he’ll release under his Blood Orange alias. Making appearances on the follow-up to 2011’s Coastal Grooves are producer Clams Casino and UK singer-songwriter Adam Bainbridge (aka Kindness). Hynes also described the “vibe” of the album:

The kind of vibe of the album is … do you know the Will Powers record? It was an ’80s record that was done by a photographer [Lynn Goldsmith] and it was meant to be a fake self-help album and she got all these musicians like Todd Rundgren and Carly Simon and Tom Bailey involved. It’s kinda like how Malcolm McLaren’s albums had so many vocalists, it’s that kind of thing. The closest I can think of in later years is like Gorillaz albums, they have that feel. So it’s kinda like that and I’m not as vocally present on it as before.

Hynes is looking to release the as-yet-untitled album “while it’s still sunny.” He also mentions working with Jessie Ware and Mutya Keisha Siobhan, the latter of whom he has paired with for excellent re-workings of Kendrick Lamar and Phoenix. [via MTV Hive]



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