The track features on Dev Hynes' 2013 album 'Cupid Deluxe'
Blood Orange have premiered the video for ‘You’re Not Good Enough’, from the 2013 album ‘Cupid Deluxe’.
The dance-based video, which you can watch above, was directed by Gia Coppola, granddaughter of Francis Ford Coppola. Dev Hynes of Blood Orange recently soundtracked 30 minutes of her new film Palo Alto, starring James Franco and based on a collection of the actor’s own short stories. The film features the track ‘April’s Bathroom Bummer’, which you can listen to below.
Speaking about the video for ‘You’re Not Good Enough’, Coppola commented: “I was very excited by the prospect of getting to do a music video for Dev. I’m obviously a huge fan of his, and we’ve been talking about trying to make a video together for a while now. Dev has great taste. I love discussing what interests us and bringing our ideas together. I’ve always been fascinated with choreography and live television, both of which felt perfect for ‘You’re Not Good Enough’.”
Meanwhile, Hynes has said that he was a victim of racial profiling at Berlin airport, after he was held up by officers last month. The musician and producer tweeted that officers went through his electronic equipment asking for receipts of items he had purchased some time previously, and that his experience was “nothing new”.
“Was just held in Berlin Airport even though I’m a valid EU citizen with a US visa,” he wrote. “Everywhere I’ve ever been I am reminded that there are people out there holding a prejudice because of my skin colour, yes it was racial.” He added: “They went through all of my electronics and wouldn’t let me go because I didn’t have receipts for things I bought a year ago.”
Dev Hynes, formerly Lightspeed Champion, released ‘Cupid Deluxe’, his second album under the name Blood Orange, in November last year. The next single from the album, ‘It Is What It Is’, will be released on July 7.