Devonté Hynes (born David Joseph Michael Hynes; 23 December 1985), also known as Blood Orange and formerly Lightspeed Champion, is an English singer, songwriter, record producer and director. From 2004 to 2006, Hynes was a member of the band Test Icicles, playing guitar, synth, and occasionally performing vocals. They released one full-length album in 2005. Hynes went on to release two solo studio albums as Lightspeed Champion and subsequently four more as Blood Orange, between 2008 and 2018.He has written, played or produced for and with artists such as Tinashe, Solange Knowles, Connan Mockasin, Tei Shi, Sky Ferreira, FKA twigs, Haim, Florence and the Machine, Carly Rae Jepsen, The Chemical Brothers, Kylie Minogue, A$AP Rocky, Mac Miller, Blondie, Jazmine Sullivan, and Mariah Carey.
David Hynes was born and raised in Ilford, East London to a Guyanese mother and a Sierra Leonean father. He was educated at the Chadwell Heath Foundation School, now known as Chadwell Heath Academy. From their formation in 2004 until their break-up in 2006, Hynes was a member of the dance-punk band Test Icicles, playing guitar, synth, and occasionally performing vocals. They released one full-length album, For Screening Purposes Only, in 2005. Hynes relocated to New York in 2007 where he resides.
Movies & TV shows
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Queen & Slim
While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black man and a black woman are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with sudden and tragic results.
The short film featuring Genesis Evans and Shawn Powers was originally released in January 2016 but was lost with the Letter Racer YT. It is now available for viewing.
The Myth of Orpheus and Eurydice
According to the ancient tale, talented musician Orpheus descends to the Underworld to retrieve his beloved wife Eurydice, who steps on a poisonous snake and dies after being chased by another person....
In the summer of 2015, legendary musician David Byrne staged an event at Brooklyn's Barclays Center to celebrate the art of Color Guard: synchronized dance routines involving flags, rifles, and sabers...
A series of short films following the interconnected lives on Crosby street, New York City.
Desire Will Set You Free
A feature film that explores life in contemporary Berlin with an often critical and sometimes humorous eye is called "Desire Will Set You Free". The plot is based on a true story and follows the relat...
Palo Alto weaves together three stories of teenage lust, boredom, and self-destruction: shy, sensitive April, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach and an unrequited crush on sweet ...
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Individual therapy sessions are available. Paul Weston, a therapist who exhibits an insightful, reserved demeanor while treating his patients, but displays a paralyzing insecurity while being counsele...
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