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Blood Orange Shares Self-Directed Video for “Benzo”

Angel’s Pulse Out Now via Domino

Jul 15, 2019
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Blood Orange (aka Dev Hynes) released a new mixtape, Angel's Pulse, last Friday via Domino. Now he has shared a video for the mixtape's "Benzo." Hynes directed the video, which was produced by Elara Pictures. Watch it below, followed by Blood Orange's upcoming tour dates.

Blood Orange's last album, Negro Swan, came out in August 2018 via Domino.

Hynes had this to say about the mixtape in a previous press release:

"My new record is called Angel's Pulse and I performed, produced, and mixed the entire thing myself. I'm calling it a mixtape.

I have a habit through the years of making records that I just give to friends, or on tape to people on the street, or no one. Usually this material is made directly after the album I've just put out. Somewhat of an epilogue to the thing I've made before. This time... I decided to release it.

I put as much work and care into it as I do with the albums I've released, but for some reason trained myself into not releasing things the rate at which I make them. I'm older now though, and life is unpredictable and terrifying... so here you go mates.

Hope you enjoy. Catch you soon.

Devonté aka Blood Orange."

Back in April Blood Orange stopped by The Late Late Show with James Corden to perform two brand new songs: "Something to Do" and "Dark Handsome." The former was more of a short piece that led into the latter. Both appear on Angel's Pulse.

Also read our review of Negro Swan.

Previously Hynes shared videos for two new songs from Negro Swan, "Charcoal Baby" and "Jewelry" (which were our joint #1 Song of the Week). Then he stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform a brand new song from the album "Chewing Gum," clad in a T-shirt that read "Negro" and aided by A$AP Rocky, who was wearing a T-shirt that read "Swan," and Memphis rapper Project Pat. Then he shared videos for "Saint," "Chewing Gum," and "Dagenham Dream." He also did a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR. The album was follow-up to 2016's acclaimed Freetown Sound.

Blood Orange Tour Dates:

July 15 - Paris, FR - Élysée Monmartre 
Aug 1 - New York, NY - Lincoln Center Out Of Doors 
Aug 5 - Copenhagen, DE - Vega 
Aug 7 - Oslo, NO - Oya Festival 
Aug 8 - Gothenburg, SE - Way Out West 
Aug 10 - Helsinki, FI - Flow Festival 
Aug 13 - Berlin, DE - Max-Schmeling Halle (w/ Tame Impala)
Oct 1 -  Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Events Center !
Oct 3 -  Atlanta, GA - State Farm Arena !
Oct 4 -  St. Louis, MO - Chaifetz Arena ! 
Oct 5 -  Independence, MO - Silverstein Eye Centers Arena !
Oct 7 -  Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre !
Oct 8 - Salt Lake City, UT - Great Saltair !
Oct 10 -  San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium !
Oct 11 -  San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium !
Oct 12 -  Fresno, CA - Selland Arena !
Oct 14 -  Portland, OR - Veterans Memorial Coliseum !
Oct 15 - Vancouver, BC - Pacific Coliseum !
Oct 17 - Reno, NV - Reno Events Center !
Oct 19 -  San Diego, CA - Pachenga Arena !
Oct 20 - Glendale, AZ - Gila River Arena !
Oct 22 -  Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center !
Oct 23 -  Grand Prairie, TX - Theatre at Grand Prairie !
Oct 24 - Grand Prairie, TX - Theatre at Grand Prairie !
Oct 26 - Houston, TX - NRG Arena !

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