Velvety smooth listening from the prolific pop journeyman.
Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes is in high demand these days, with everyone from Solange to Sky Ferreira to Kindness tapping his songwriting and production skills. His latest project is the soundtrack to Palo Alto, a movie adaptation of a short story collection by actor and self-styled polymath James Franco.
The coming-of-age tale is the debut feature from director Gia Coppola (yep, granddaughter of Francis Ford) and stars Emma Roberts and Val Kilmer, with a soundtrack that includes songs from Mac DeMarco, Tonstartssbandht and Hynes’ title track, featuring vocals from his beau and Friends frontwoman Samantha Urbani. The super-smooth ballad also makes use of some wibbly underwater vocals that are strongly reminiscent of pop oddball Connan Mockasin.
The soundtrack is out now digitally, with a physical version coming on June 3 in the U.S. and June 2 in the UK via Domino.