Watch Blood Orange play a 40-minute set in the mountains

Dev Hynes brought dancers, cello arrangements and tracks from his last three albums to his performance from Pennsylvania’s Poconos Mountains

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Back in November, Blood Orange – the moniker of singer-songwriter Dev Hynes – performed live in Pennsylvania’s Poconos Mountains for the Boiler Room Weekender. As if to transport people from the dreary confines of mid-January, Boiler Room have now shared a video of the entire set online. 

Beginning with a gorgeous cello arrangement and culminating with a stripped back cover of Blind Willie Johnson’s “Nobody's Fault But Mine”, the ethereal 40-minute set encompasses piano, dancers and musical highlights from throughout the Blood Orange discography – including last year's Freetown Sound.

Boiler Room Weekender was controversially shut down early by Pennsylvania’s police force. Hynes reflected on his performance and the closure of the festival on Facebook at the time, writing, “Opened my Boiler Room set with my own arrangement for solo cello of ‘Evil Nigger’ by Julius Eastman, I ended with an impromptu performance of ‘Nobody’s Fault But Mine’ for piano and vocal, Nina Simone arrangement... Thanks to those that came, even if the local police were less than thrilled.”

Watch the hypnotic set in full above. 

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