Blood Orange | 02/06/14

Image: Palo Alto

Devonté Hynes – a.k.a. Blood Orange – has created his first original score for the feature length film Palo Alto from writer-director Gia Coppola. Based on several linked stories by James Franco, Palo Alto is a teenage romance for the ages, made indelible through its ensemble cast (James Franco, Emma Roberts, Jack Kilmer, Nat Wolff, Zoe Levin).  The score is available digitally now and physically on August 4th. Today you can also stream the score’s “April’s Bathroom Bummer.” Hynes wrote and performed the entire score along with guest vocals by Samantha Urbani and additional instrumentation by Jason Arce. Click HERE to watch a “Behind the Scenes of Palo Alto” video featuring music from Hynes now via VICE.

Click HERE to pre-order the digital copy of the score and HERE to pre-order the CD or LP. The LP is available on magenta colored vinyl, limited to 500 copies, available exclusively via Domino Mart. 

The Palo Alto official soundtrack is out now digitally and will be released physically tomorrow via Domino. Entitled Palo Alto (Music From The Motion Picture), the soundtrack features Hynes, as well as songs by Robert Schwartzman (co –composer of Palo Alto), Coconut Records (Jason Schwartzman), Nat & Alex Wolff, and more. Click HERE to download the soundtrack now via iTunes, and HERE to pre-order a physical copy.

Following the release of Cupid Deluxe, Devonté Hynes has very quickly established himself as one of the most prolific musicians, songwriters and producers in the industry right now. Hynes recently played to massive crowds for his very first Coachella performance, sold out must-see shows in NYC, LA and San Francisco, and recently performed as a special guest at this year’s Armory Week party for the MoMA. Cupid Deluxe made countless year-end lists, including NPR Music’s “Top 50 Albums of 2014,” Rolling Stones’ “Top 100 Songs of 2014” and many more.  GQ recently called him “2014’s answer to Lou Reed,” while the New York Times gushed, “The work of Devonté Hynes radiates a thorough, passionate, forgetting-to-eat-or-sleep love for the last 30 years of pop.”

Palo Alto Score Tracklist

1. Palo Alto
2. Soccer Field
3. Teddy & April
4. April’s Daydream 
5. Run To Graveyard
6. April’s Bathroom Bummer
7. Emily & Fred (Part 1)
8. Emily & Fred (Part 2)
9. Teddy Rides Home
10. Teddy & Fred In The Playground
11. Teddy In The Library
12. Big Game

13. April Bounces
14. Skateboard Garage
15. Teddy Loves April
16. April By The Pool
17. Fred Drives
18. Teddy Is Crushed


Blood Orange live dates:


07/06/14              UK, London – Field Day Festival

30/07/14              Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall

01/08/14              Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza

7-9/08/14             Gothenburg, Sweden - Way Out West

16/08/14              New York, NY - Central Park Summerstage

24/08/14              Los Angeles, CA - FYF Fest