Dev Hynes' latest Blood Orange track “Maxin' (Profit House Sketch)” is a last minute demo named in part after his NYC studio and “about hypnophobia and anxiety disorders.” Might explain why the looping drum beat feels so anxious. With Dev's vocals saturated in echo, it's like the party he's usually the star of has cleared out. The roughness of the demo is intriguing when placed next to the comparative smoothness he's known for, and the cathartic emotionality that underlies all of his manicured pop is laid even more bare. A completed version of this track will almost certainly not be appearing on Cupid Deluxe, out November 18th on Domino.
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