I forgot all about Friends and/or have been confusing them with their rich kid pop brethren, Tennis. In any case, Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes did not forget all about Friends; in fact, singer Samantha Urbani was something of a steady presence on his most recent album, Cupid Deluxe. Now Hynes has remixed the song “The Way”, which was originally by Friends. The remix is gloomy, gloopy, droopy, and kind of sounds like thick molasses smeared all over an episode of Miami Vice. Hynes’ added vocal presence provides for some absolutely blissful harmonic quirks – it seems like there is no genre this guy can’t immediately accommodate his voice to.
FACT: Dev Hynes is awesome.
FACT: “The Way” (Blood Orange mix) > “The Way”
FACT: I have not yet listened to the song by Friends called “The Way”.
Pick up your pair of elite headphones or load the track on your portable PA system from Phase One and go funk yourself.