Devonté Hynes was born on December 23, 1985 in Ilford, United Kingdom. While his mom is from Guyana, his father has his legacy in Sierra Leone. Hynes was brought up in what he described as a caring family that didn't spend enough time with each other. The two of his folks had all day occupations, his father filling in as a supervisor at a Marks and Spencer departmental store and his mom as a medicinal services advisor who guided for the most part adolescent moms.
Dev Hynes is the last born member of his group of 5 which includes two siblings who are 5 and 7 years older than him. Because of the enormous age gap, Hynes had a fairly desolate youth and was distant from everyone else. On most occasions, he was found tuning in to British soul music which was his mom's top pick and also tunes by Nirvana and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony which had a fond place with his siblings. This early introduction to music worked up his energy and passion and by 18 years of age, he had relocated to London and started making music. He graduated from Chadwell Heath Foundation School.
Dev Hynes is attracted to both guys and females however in a disputable manner. When OUT Magazine put him on the covers spreads in 2014, he got negative reactions for not being gay enough. Hynes has admitted to attempting sex with guys, he didn't care for it yet dubiously, he told sex editorialist Karley Sciortino that he is pulled in to the solid features and excellence of a man in spite of staying pulled in to a lady's feminity.
Prior to his leap forward in 2013 as Blood Orange, Dev Hynes was part of a dance-punk band called Test Icicles. He held various roles at the band including playing the synth and guitar, and also providing vocals. In spite of the fact that the band was influenced by alternative rock, the band additionally fused components of shifting genres. In 2005, a year after it was formed, Test Icicles released their introduction collection For Screening Purposes Only which would end up being their last as they split in 2006.