Blood Orange’s fantastic Cupid Deluxe is out today, and so is the video for album closer “Time Will Tell,” a warm-blooded coda that calls back to “Champagne Coast” from 2011’s Coastal Grooves among other components. Hynes explains the track’s origin:
“Time Will Tell” is the closing track from the album CUPID DELUXE. The song itself was recorded live in a one take that lasted about 15 minutes I ad-libbed the vocals recalling lyrics from songs of mine and a song by Adam Bainbridge (which he was unaware i was going to do). Adam was on the drum machine, Blue May on guitar, Sam Beste on piano, & Tawiah on backing vocals. I then took some of my vocals from towards the end and overlaid it as a backing vocal.
For the video, director Alan Del Rio Ortiz has Hynes in all white at a white piano, then standing up and busting a move per choreography by Juri Onuki that involves a chair and a coat rack. It’s the kind of low-budget, highly expressive wildness you could imagine appearing on early ’80s MTV, which is to say, it’s oh so very Blood Orange. Watch and enjoy below.