Dev Hynes AKA the former lead singer of Test Icicles AKA Lightspeed Champion AKA songwriter/producer/colloborator of Solange and Sky Ferreira AKA Blood Orange (whew!) is clearly a musician with range and experimentation in terms of genre, and, to put it simply, a very talented individual. In between his producing and writing collaborations with some of R&B-infused dream pop’s up and coming artists and working on his solo project Blood Orange, Hynes decided to take a “break” and cover Kindness’s “Cyan.”
“Last night as a break from production work I’ve been doing, I decided to cover my good friend Adam “Kindness” Bainbridge‘s song Cyan. I used drum elements from Everything Is Embarrassing, then I invited my friend Tracy Antonopoulos (from the band Cable) round to come and sing some backing vocals. Here’s the end product, enjoy!”
The song (and the video his friend Adam created using unused footage from the original song’s music video) is nothing short of dreamy and somewhat cautious, despite its voyeuristic feel (credit tavorus here). Watch below and let us know what you think in the comments section.
Get more into Blood Orange by visiting Hynes’ Tumblr for the project.