Watch Dev Hynes Explain His Writing Process On Pharrell’s Beats 1 Show

Hynes takes inspiration from poems and Charles Mingus improvisations.

Today on Pharrell and Scott Vener's Beats 1 show OTHERtone, Dev Hynes (aka Blood Orange) joined the two to explain his writing process.

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The clip, shared by Pharrell's organization iamOTHER, started with Hynes explaining the inspiration behind the first track of his latest release Freetown Sound, entitled "By Ourselves." After explaining that the original inspiration came from a poem, Ashlee Haze's "For Colored Girls (The Missy Elliott Poem)," Hynes emulates some Charles Mingus improvisations that also helped shape the song. Watch above.

Earlier this week, Beats 1 also shared some excerpts of Pharrell and Dev Hynes' conversation. in the various clips, the two discuss making music for other people and which artists to listen to while it's raining. Watch them below.

August 07, 2016
Watch Dev Hynes Explain His Writing Process On Pharrell’s Beats 1 Show