Blood Orange aka Dev Hynes aka Lightspeed Champion is quickly becoming the go-to composer and producer of “alternative” R&B soundscapes and proves why with the playful video for “Time Will Tell” off Cupid Deluxe, the follow-up solo LP to 2011’s Coastal Grooves. The video features the monochromatically clad Dev in a one-man show, dancing about a studio with nothing but mirrors and one lonesome piano furnishing the room.
The man of many monikers has cemented himself as one of grey-area R&B’s most prolific producers, getting roped in to produce Solange‘s last LP True, an upcoming Grace Jones release and handling production on a slew of other recent projects, including “Everything Is Embarrassing”, a B-side for Sky Ferriera‘s most recent release Night Time, My Time, which is due out later this month. You can catch Dev speaking tomorrow night as a guest lecturer on “Composing And The Synesthetic Sense” at NYU , where he will also be debuting a score he composed for Gia Coppola‘s upcoming film Palo Alto. BK residents can bear witness to the jack-of-all-trades this Friday at his release party for Cupid Deluxe at 285 Kent in Williamsburg. To hold you over, peep the visual for Blood Orange’s “Time Will Tell” below and go cop Cupid Deluxe via iTunes.