Blood Orange (Dev Hynes' most recent musical nomenclature) returns with a gorgeous video for "Champagne Coast" off his 2011 release Coastal Grooves. Directed by Haley Wollens, the video takes the simple concept of girls dancing alone in their bedroom and transforms their realities into fantasy worlds inspired by artists Ed Ruscha, Morris Louis, Sonia Delaunay, Helen Frankenthaler with the help of Berlin-based animator, Andreas 'Nout' Schmidt.
Dev Hynes explains the song and video: "The song, as with every other piece of music I seem to make, is mostly about longing. Creating scenarios in your head in regards to an unrequited lover: plans that will never see fruition. So you're left alone in your digitally created interior to dance by yourself."
Directed by: Haley Wollens
Produced by: Maya Rose & Jude Mc
DP & Editor: Jude Mc
Animation: Andreas 'Nout' Schmidt
Blood Orange is in the midst of a nationwide tour with Florence & The Machine. Check below for upcoming dates in a town near you.
04 27 - Hennepin Theatre, Minneapolis, MN^
04- 28 - Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI^
04- 29 - Peabody Opera House, St. Louis, MO^
05-01- Palladium Ballroom, Dallas, TX^
05-02 - Verizon Wireless Theatre, Houston, TX^
05-04 - Miami, FL-Electric Pickle
05-08 - Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY^
05-11- Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT^
05-12 - Borgata Spa & Resort Event Center, Atlantic City, NJ^
^- Supporting Florence & the Machine