Devont̩ Hynes, aka Blood Orange, has created his first original score for the feature length film ‰Û÷Palo Alto‰۪ from writer-director Gia Coppola. Based on several linked stories by James Franco, ‰Û÷Palo Alto‰۪ is a teenage romance for the ages, made indelible through its ensemble cast (James Franco, Emma Roberts, Jack Kilmer, Nat Wolff, Zoe Levin).
Hynes wrote and performed the entire score along with guest vocals by Samantha Urbani and additional instrumentation by Jason Arce.
Following the release of ‰Û÷Cupid Deluxe‰۪, Devont̩ Hynes has very quickly established himself as one of the most prolific musicians, songwriters and producers in the industry right now. Hynes recently played to massive crowds for his very first Coachella performance, sold out must-see shows in NYC, LA and San Francisco and recently performed as a special guest at this year‰۪s Armory Week party for the MoMA.
‰Û÷Cupid Deluxe‰۪ made countless year-end lists, including NPR Music‰۪s Top 50 Albums Of 2014, Rolling Stones‰۪ Top 100 Songs Of 2014 and many more. GQ recently called him ‰ÛÏ2014‰۪s answer to Lou Reed,‰ while the New York Times gushed, ‰ÛÏThe work of Devont̩ Hynes radiates a thorough, passionate, forgetting-to-eat-or-sleep love for the last 30 years of pop.‰
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