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Blood Orange drops the video for ‘Benzo’

Olivia Colman in The Favourite ain’t got nothing on this.

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After releasing his fantastic new mixtape ‘Angel’s Pulse’ last week, Blood Orange is spoiling us by dropping the video for ‘Benzo’.

Directed by Dev Hynes himself, the visuals see him appearing as a kind of court jester, as he performs the track to a room of some of the best dressed people we’ve ever seen. Like the film ‘The Favourite’, but make it fashion. And give it a belter of a soundtrack.

Released as part of his 14-track “epilogue” to last year’s ‘Negro Swan’, Dev describes the surreal vid from ‘Angel’s Pulse’ as influenced by watching MTV when he was younger, Queen Elizabeth, and operas. “The song, ‘Benzo,’ is pretty delicate, so I thought it would be the perfect song to maybe try and do something over the top,” he told Vogue. “Every video that I do, I’m always trying to see what I can pull off directing-wise. With this one, I was wondering if I could make a Blood Orange video that was pretty grounded in surrealness. I wanted to try to make one of those videos where this world exists only within this music video.”

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