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Dev Hynes Performs 'You Only Live Once' with Julian Casablancas and The Voidz

Last night saw Dev Hynes complete a dream of his. In his own words “Tonight I got to sing with a hero onstage in the city I love on a day I woke up alive and well. This is luck. It’s all luck.”

He was speaking about his support slot for Julian Casablancas and The Voidz when they played the Hammerstein Ballroom where he joined the band to sing The Strokes’ classic ‘You Only Live Once’.

This isn’t the first time the two artists have worked together after Blood Orange played the Tyranny launch party. Casablancas has in turn been very praising of Hynes describing his recent Jimmy Kimmel performance he said it “solidified him as the baddest musician on the planet for me. He’s a special, special being.”

The video is grainy and the content has been heard perform but this meeting represented a cohesion of two massive forces in the New York Scene and it’s something that is unlikely to be replicated anytime soon.

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Jack Whatley