Sometimes you can miss a massive boat. By a long time. I had no idea that Dev Hynes was Blood Orange. At least it prevented me from prejudging the amazing second album that is Cupid Deluxe.
The former Lightspeed Champion has brought indie funk to the fore. Dev still keeps to his punkish roots but that’s somewhere within layers of funk. Uncle Ace is my favourite track, full of awesome wah guitars and the most beautiful ending to a song I think I’ve ever heard.
My other favourite is the shamelessly sexy Chosen. Horns, trip beat, arpeggiated guitars, choirs and an delicious French voice over. There’s so much happening, but at the same time Chosen’s simplicity is sublime: