Dev Hynes, aka Blood Orange, has revealed this his New York apartment burned down last night (December 16), destroying his property and resulting in the death of his pet dog.
The musician revealed the news via Twitter earlier today (December 17), confirming that he lost everything he owned, including new music and personal items of sentimental.
Posted in a series of tweets, Hynes wrote: “Last night, the unthinkable happened. My entire apt burnt down while I was out. I’ve lost everything I own, including scores, hard drives…clothes, sentimental items. Everything from my life is gone. My dog died in the fire. I will love you forever Cupid. I miss you.”
Last week it was revealed that Hynes will return to London for a one-off Blood Orange gig at Village Underground in February. Hynes will perform at the east London venue on February 19. Tickets for the date will be available from Friday, December 13. See below for further details.
Released in November, Blood Orange’s latest album ‘Cupid Deluxe’ follows Hynes’ 2011 debut. The album includes a number of guest appearances from the likes of David Longstreth (Dirty Projectors), Samantha Urbani (Friends), Clams Casino, Despot, Kindness and Skepta. Caroline Polachek from Chairlift appears on the single ‘Chamakay’.
Hynes has produced music for Solange, Sky Ferreira and MKS, as well as being a former member of Test Icicles and creating music under the Lightspeed Champion name.