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Coachella 2014: Devonte Hynes hits a creative groove as Blood Orange
Coachella 2014: Devonte Hynes hits a creative groove as Blood Orange

Devonté Hynes was probably the only person at last weekend's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival to sing about the troubles of homeless New Yorkers and pose for a backstage photo with the pop star Katy Perry. But for Hynes, such contrast is the norm. Beloved by tastemakers for his work in a series of disparate indie bands — including the punky Test Icicles and the folky Lightspeed Champion — the 28-year-old musician has also affected the pop mainstream through collaborations with Solange, Kylie Minogue and Florence & the Machine. He even wrote songs for Britney Spears' most recent album, though they didn't make the final cut. PHOTOS: All of...

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