"Cupid Deluxe" - Blood Orange [Spotify Album Stream]

Patrick Lyons

by Patrick Lyons

Published November 6, 2013

Blood Orange is a project helmed by Dev Hynes (who has produced the likes of Solange Knowles and Sky Ferreira) that specializes in making lush, funky R&B. His new album Cupid Deluxe is his best yet, and it's streaming right now on Spotify.

Whereas previous singles like "Dinner" showcased an intense worshipping of Prince, Cupid Deluxe takes the Purple One's influence a step further, evolving that sound into a more modern, more mature product. Aided by guests such as Dirty Projectors' Dave Longstreth, hip-hop producer Clams Casino, and Chairlift's Caroline Polachek, this album feels more like a group effort and less like a Dev Hynes passion project.

Cupid Deluxe features many of the catchiest hooks you'll hear all year, but the clear standout (in terms of addictive choruses) is second single "You're Not Good Enough," a song that makes unfulfilled relationships sound like a ton of fun. Other highlights include rapper Despot's fiery guest verse on "Clipped On," and "Chosen," the slow-burning "Purple Rain" of the album.

In support of the album, Blood Orange is playing a one-off Album Release Show at Brooklyn's 285 Kent on November 15th. Tickets are available now. Check out the videos for singles "Chamakay" and "You're Not Good Enough," and preorder Cupid Deluxe on iTunes. The album's tracklist is below.

Cupid Deluxe tracklist:

1. Chamakay
2. You’re Not Good Enough
3. Uncle Ace
4. No Right Thing
5. It Is What It Is
6. Chosen
7. Clipped On
8. Always Let You Down
9. On The Line
10. High Street
11. Time Will Tell

Via: Stereogum

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