British television’s Channel 4 wanted to make a mini documentary about Blood Orange‘s Devonté Hynes (formerly of Test Icicles and Lightspeed Champion). The problem was that the only way Dev would do it was if he could do it himself, in the comfort of his own home of New York City. With the help of director Alan Del Rio Ortiz, the result was a unique, spacey interview conducted by Neon Music and punctuated by eerily smooth Blood Orange sounds. Dev remains rather silent throughout the interview, but Neon brings a certain flair that makes the interview writhe with quirkiness.
Slutever‘s Karley Sciortino and Aaron Pfenning also star in the documentary. Karley tells us an anecdote about Dev, communicating how effortlessly his musical talents seem to materialize, all under a red leather jacket that moved ever so slightly after shooting a basketball layup. Shortly thereafter she seduces like pro. During the interview, Neon Music focuses on Blood Orange’s album ‘Coastal Grooves‘, which hadn’t been released yet. Our favorite part of the documentary comes closer to the end, when Neon Music uses a collection of outrageous musical names to describe Blood Orange’s sound, ending with a Charles Manson bathtub reference we don’t expect to ever forget.