Blood Orange Dives Deep on Fourth Album, ‘Negro Swan’

blame it on Shake August 24, 2018

Following his 2016 album, Freetown Sound, Dev Hynes, more commonly known as Blood Orange, has returned with his fourth album, Negro Swan.

Standing at a total of 16 songs, the album is lead by two singles, “Jewelry” and “Charcoal Baby,” and holds features from Puff DaddyTei ShiJanet MockA$AP RockyProject PatIan IsiahGeorgia Anne Muldrow and Steve Lacy.

Speaking to Hypebeast about the album, Hynes described Negro Swan as 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.”

This exploration isn’t just a present one either, he also mentioned that he will “reach back into childhood” during the exploration. “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.”

Hit play on the album below and make sure to check out the tour dates for his upcoming tour, as well.