WATCH: Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes and Samantha Urbani Do Something Different On “Kimmel”
Choreographed custodial work and a sterilizing guitar finale.
Last night, Devonté Hynes and lover/collaborator Samantha Urbani took Jimmy Kimmel Live by storm with a refreshingly atypical late night performance of Blood Orange‘s Cupid Deluxe standout, “It Is What It Is.” The number featured household cleaning instruments, a meticulously choreographed dance routine, homemade activist wear, pretty rad retro-futuristic stage decor, and a finale with Hynes pretending to look on at sheet music while absolutely shredding a Casio DG 20 MIDI guitar, showcasing his near-Prince-level guitar bravado. All in all, a memorable performance. Enjoy: