Blood Orange – “Time Will Tell” Video

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.

Cupid Deluxe is out today digitally and next week on vinyl, both via Domino. Read our Dev Hynes career overview here.