Blood Orange‘s Dev Hynes is in an exuberant and chirpy mood and well he should. His main stage set is very well received. Hynes has grown into a true performer. Blood Orange’s mix of clipped, funk pop is slick, smart and assured. It’s abundantly clear that Hynes’s Prince idolisation is stronger than ever as he apes his guitar style on some shredding solos but this is more than a pastiche. Hynes is a star of his own making. It’s also a joy to hear a shout to Mansun’s Paul Draper as the band and co-vocalist Samantha Urbani perform a wonderful slow-jam version of I Can Only Disappoint U.
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