Thursday 26 July 2018

Blood Orange shares Charcoal Baby & Jewelry videos

Photo: Nick Harwood

When Blood Orange returned at the start of the week with news of his fourth studio album 'Negro Swan' I was quite upset to find no music accompanying the announcement. Today Dev Hynes more than redeems himself by dropping not one but two videos taken from the upcoming release. Both unique, Charcoal baby shows off his soulful jazz influences with its grooving beat whereas Jewelry takes down the tempo a notch with soft ushered vocals and spacious melodies. "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 colour." Hynes explains. 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". Take a watch below for yourselves.

Blood Orange's Negro Swan will be released on Domino on August 24, 2018.


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