- Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 7:30PM
Dev Hynes has come a long way since his tenure in the dance punk outfit Test Icicles and the days when he was making indie rock records as Lightspeed Champion. His slinky R&B project Blood Orange entered the world in 2009; while its debut album, Coastal Grooves, arrived in 2011, his breakthrough success was its follow-up, 2013’s Cupid Deluxe. Around this same period, Hynes cemented his status as a crucial songwriting collaborator for stars like Solange and Carly Rae Jepsen. Debbie Harry, Empress Of, and Nelly Furtado were among the collaborations that helped define his excellent 2016 album, Freetown Sound.