Blood Orange aka Dev Hynes drops the official video for “Chamakay” – the first single from his forthcoming LP Cupid Deluxe – directed by Adam Bainbridge. The footage chronicles Hynes’ recent trip to Guyana to connect with long lost family members, including a 92 year-old grandfather he had never met before. Their first meeting is captured in the video. Dev Hynes provides a bit of insight on his travels:
I decided to visit Georgetown, Guyana for the first time, the town where my mother is from. She, herself has not been back for 30 years, 3 years before I was born. I tracked down family members, including my 92 year old grandfather, who I had never met before. In this video you will see our first ever meeting.
The wonderful female vocals on this track are performed by Caroline Polachek from the band “Chairlift”. Special thanks to Yulandi, Tyrese Gomes, Samantha Urbani, The Crandons & Adam Bainbridge.
This is the first single from my new Blood Orange album titled “Cupid Deluxe”. Enjoy.
Check the footage below to view the video for “Chamakay” from Blood Orange. Stay tuned for more from Blood Orange’s forthcoming Cupid Deluxe LP.