Blood Orange’s newest album Negro Swan has dropped. Dev Hynes’ fourth album as Blood Orange is the follow up to 2016’s Freetwown Sound and Hynes is not messing around. The album is filled with collaborations from Diddy, Tei Shi, A$AP Rocky, and Steve Lacy. The album also has contributions from the likes of Zuri Marley, Aaron Maine, and Kelsey Lu. Janet Mock provides narration throughout as well.
“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.”