A major theme in Lisa Blanning's FADER cover story on Kindness is how the 32-year-old pop songwriter's collaborative spirit informs everything he does. His new album, Otherness, is loaded with features from artists in his fringe-pop community. "What needs to be highlighted in some ways with this record is how much those collaborators have given, especially the ones that might be less well-known," he told her. "They have made things possible that I didn't think were possible." So it wasn't a huge surprise when Dev Hynes—the UK-born, New York-based artist who releases music as Blood Orange and is featured on Otherness—joined Kindness and his tight live band on The FADER FORT Presented by Converse stage tonight, especially considering the pair recently tag-teamed a DJ set at our 93rd issue release party. But that didn't make it any less special: just two FADER cover stars, and best buddies, closing out day one of our weekend-long turn up. Watch an Instagram clip of the joint performance below, and tune in to our livestream, here on TheFADER.com, to see more sets and surprises.
October 24, 2014