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Blood Orange
Negro Swan

[ Domino / CD ]

Release Date: Friday 24 August 2018

Producer, multi-insrumentalist, composer, songwriter and vocalist Devonte Hynes returns with his fourth album as Blood Orange.

Raised in England, Hynes started out as a teenage punk in Test Icicles before releasing two orchestral acoustic pop records and Lightspeed Champion. In 2011, he released Coastal Grooves, the first of three solo albums under the moniker Blood Orange. His last album, Freetown Sound, was released to critical acclaim in 2016, and saw Hynes defined as one of the foremost musical voices of his time, receiving comparisons to the likes of Kendrick Lamaar and D'Angelo for his own searing and soothing personal dcoument of life as a black man in America.

"My newest album is an exploration into my own and many types of black depression, an honest look at the corners of black existence, and the ongoing anxieties of queer/people of color. A reach back into childhood and modern traumas, and the things we do to get through it all. The underlying thread through each piece on the album is the idea of HOPE, and the lights we can try to turn on within ourselves with a hopefully positive outcome of helping others out of their darkness."


1. Orlando
2. Saint
3. Take Your Time
4. Hope (feat. Puff Daddy & TeiShi)
5. Jewelry
6. Family (feat. Janet Mock)
7. Charcoal Baby
8. Vulture Baby
9. Chewing Gum (ASAP Rocky & Project Pat)
10. Holy Will (feat. Ian Isiah)
11. Dagenham Dream
12. Nappy Wonder
13. Runnin' (feat. Georgia Anne Muldrow)
14. Out of Your League (feat. Steve Lacy)
15. Minetta Creek
16. Smoke

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