Blood Orange’s Devonte Hynes Drops “Palo Alto,” Scores James Franco’s Book Adaptation

    James Franco’s collection of short stories, Palo Alto, is currently being adapted for the big screen by director Gia Coppola. Blood Orange leader and go-to hip producer Dev Hynes is providing the score for it, and he has just shared the title track for the movie’s soundtrack.

    “Palo Alto,” a smooth piece of sophisti-pop, features guest vocals by Samantha Urbani of Friends. The track was mixed by Cole M.G.N., a Los Angeles-based producer known for his work with Beck, Nite Jewel, and Julia Holter.

    Coppola’s movie will be coming out May 9, with the soundtrack available for purchase on June 3 in the US and June 2 in the UK. Listen to Hynes’ song below, and then check out the full track list (which includes songs by Mac DeMarco and Robert Schwartzman).


    Palo Alto: Music From the Motion Picture track list:

    01. Devonté Hynes: “Palo Alto”
    02. Mac DeMarco: “Ode to Viceroy”
    03. Robert Schwartzman: “Fútbol Americano”
    04. Blood Orange: “Champagne Coast”
    05. Tonstartssbandht: “5FT7”
    06. Coconut Records: “Is This Sound Okay?”
    07. Nat & Alex Wolff: “Rock Star (Movie Version)”
    08. Francesco Pennino: “Senza Mamma”
    09. Robert Schwartzman: “Graveyard”
    10. Robert Schwartzman: “So Bad”
    11. Devonté Hynes: “April’s Daydream”
    12. Robert Schwartzman: “It’s You”
    13. Jack Kilmer: “T.M.”
    14. Blood Orange: “You’re Not Good Enough”