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Blood Orange

Negro Swan (Domino)

£23.50

RELEASED: 5th October 2018
Indies Only Coloured Double Vinyl LP with 7" Single

Producer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, songwriter and vocalist Devonte Hynes returns with his fourth album as Blood Orange, ‘Negro Swan’. 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 Lamar and D’Angelo for his own searing and soothing personal document of life as a black man in America.

On his new album Hynes says, “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.”

Tracklisting:

  1. Orlando
  2. Saint
  3. Take Your Time
  4. Hope
  5. Jewelry
  6. Family
  7. Charcoal Baby
  8. Vulture Baby
  9. Chewing Gum
  10. Holy Will
  11. Dagenham Dream
  12. Nappy Wonder
  13. Runnin’
  14. Out Of Your League
  15. Minetta Creek
  16. Smoke