Dev HynesThe boundless potential of being a master of none.

Dev HynesThe boundless potential of being a master of none.

  • Words Kyla Marshell
  • Photography Katie Mccurdy

Over the last several years, the musical artist known as Dev Hynes has blossomed into a Renaissance artist known for so much more. After releasing music in the band Test Icicles in his native UK, he moved to the US in 2007 and performed as Lightspeed Champion, before debuting as Blood Orange in 2011.1 Under this, his best-known moniker, he has produced records that mix electronica and R & B, laced with his own tender, melancholic falsetto. In addition to five Blood Orange albums, he’s become a scorer for film and TV (HBO’s series In Treatment and the 2019 movie Queen & Slim, among them), and collaborated with artists one rarely gets to hear strung together in one sentence: Philip Glass, Toro y Moi, Solange, Project Pat, Diddy.

Along with his own records have come a series of beautif...

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