Published Jul 19, 2018Blood Orange has revealed plans for the follow-up to 2016's Freetown Sound. The Devonté Hynes-helmed project will release a new album titled Negro Swan on August 24 through Domino.
Hynes wrote and produced the record, and he has released a statement about it, which reads:
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.
Track titles are currently listed simply as "Track 1" through "Track 16," and the album artwork is pictured above. Pre-orders for Negro Swan are available here.
Blood Orange recently mapped out a run of upcoming shows in support of the new LP. See full details for the upcoming tour here.