The surprise keeps coming from Bangkok’s hip promoter HAVE YOU HEARD? as they announced today their upcoming gig will be helmed by none other than Devonté Hynes, aka Blood Orange.
The Freetown Tour in Bangkok is taking place on November 25 at Voice Space, Payathai. DJ Gramaphone Children and Ziggar Rice are set to support.
Tickets are now available through Ticketmelon, priced at THB1,900. The first 50 pairs of will be sold at a discounted price of THB3,500.
Devonté Hynes has written and produced songs for a wide range of artists including Solange Knowles, Florence + the Machine and Tinashe. After splitting with his band the Test Icicles and then recording as Lightspeed Champion, the singer-songwriter switched up styles again and began making music under the pseudonym Blood Orange.
Under this new project, Hynes released Coastal Grooves in the summer of 2011 on Domino Records. After working with Solange in 2012 on an EP True, Hynes’ next move was to release the decidedly ’80s- and ’90s-influenced follow-up album Cupid Deluxe in late 2013. Although his pal Solange didn’t guest on the album, many friends did, including Caroline Polachek of Chairlift, Friends’ Samantha Urbani, Dirty Projectors’ David Longstreth, and Clams Casino.
He returned in the summer of 2016 with his third full-length effort, Freetown Sound. The record was named after the capital of Sierra Leone, where his father grew up, and documented a number of issues including race, sex, sexism, and religion.
Get a good taste of Blood Orange below.