Indie R&B Update

Devonté Hynes has recorded in various genres under various names.  I particularly like the indie R&B he has created as Blood Orange.  “Chamakay” (featuring Caroline Polachek from the band Chairlift) is the lead off track of his upcoming album, Cupid Deluxe.  It’s really quite great:

Hynes also co-wrote and produced Solange‘s True EP, as well as Sky Ferreira‘s “Everything Is Embarrassing.”

†Pllaj높 is JMSN‘s smooth follow up to last year’s †Priscilla† (the cover of which is on my t-shirt in my About Me photo).  He calls it an EP, but at 10 tracks and 38+ minutes I would describe it as at least a mini-LP:

JMSN sometimes reminds me a bit of Jamie Woon:

His Mirrorwriting album never really got the attention it deserved and he has yet to record a follow up.  However, Woon has recently reappeared, guesting on Disclosure’s Settle and co-producing “This Is What It Feels Like” by Banks:

FKA twigs‘s voice reminds me a bit of Martina Topley-Bird, which makes it particularly well suited to the Massive Attack like music on her two impressive EPs:

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