September 12, 2013


Blood Orange Duets With Chairlift Singer on Gorgeous "Chamakay"

The astoundingly talented Dev Hynes—who worked closely with Solange on her True EP—has returned to his Blood Orange moniker to deliver a gorgeous new track complete with a touching video.

"Chamakay" features Hynes blending his breathy delivery with the impeccable voice of Chairlift's Caroline Polachek to create an immediately arresting ballad that finds a sweet spot between inventive R&B and '80s soft rock.

As for the video to "Chamakay," it finds Hynes visiting Georgetown, Guyana, for the first time. "[It's] the town where my mother is from," Hynes said. "She 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."

Almost as incredible as this first-time meeting between grandfather and indie-fave grandson are Hynes' inimitable dance moves. Watch it above and prepare for Blood Orange's forthcoming second album, Cupid Deluxe.