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Blood Orange Shares Videos for Two New Songs “Charcoal Baby” and “Jewelry”

Negro Swan Due Out August 24 via Domino

Jul 26, 2018 Blood Orange
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Blood Orange (aka Dev Hynes) is releasing a new album, Negro Swan, on August 24 via Domino. When the album was announced last week no music from it was shared, but today Hynes has unveiled videos for two new songs from it, “Charcoal Baby” and “Jewelry.” Crack Stevens directed the “Charcoal Baby” video, which contrasts via split screen two different family parties that Hynes plays at. Hynes self-directed the “Jewelry” video, which mainly features him and some male friends all shirtless jumping up and down in slow motion in a park, while the lyrics appear on the screen. Watch both below, followed by Blood Orange’s upcoming tour dates.

The album is follow-up to 2016’s acclaimed Freetown Sound. Back in February he shared two new songs, “Christopher & 6th” and “June 12th,” that he said would not be on the next album.

Hynes had this to say about the album in a previous press release: “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.”

Blood Orange Tour Dates:

Sun Aug 5 - Montreal, QC - Parc Jean-Drapeau, Osheaga Festival
Fri Sept 14 - Vancouver, BC - The Orpheum, Westward Music Festival
Sat Sept 15 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre
Sun Sept 16 - Portland, OR - Roseland
Thurs Sept 20 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre
Fri Sept 21 Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
Sat Sept 22 - Las Vegas, NV - Downtown Las Vegas, Life is Beautiful Festival
Wed Sept 26 - New York, NY - Central Park Summerstage
Thurs Sept 27 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore
Fri Sept 28 - Washington, DC - Lincoln Theatre
Mon Oct 1 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
Tue Oct 2 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
Sat Oct 6 - Austin, TX - Zilker Park, Austin City Limits
Sat Oct 13 - Austin, TX - Zilker Park, Austin City Limits
Mon Oct 29 - London, UK - O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Tue Oct 30 - Amsterdam, NL - Melkweg Max
Fri Nov 2 - Paris, FR - Grande Halle de la Villette - Pitchfork Music Festival Paris
Sat Nov 3 - Sun Nov 4 - Turin, IT - Lingotto Fiere, Club To Club Festival
Tues Nov 6th - Berlin, DE - Columbia Theater
Thurs Nov 8th - Copenhagen, DK - The Grey Hall
Wed Nov 7 - Sat Nov 10 - Reykjavík, Iceland - Iceland Airwaves Festival

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Ben Jamin
September 30th 2018

I love both songs, “Charcoal Baby” and “Jewelry”, from Blood Orange, the second one speaks to me the most, I think it’s some of their finest work. It reminded me I promised my friend I would pass by jewelry store aurora il and get her something nice. It also doubles as social critique with its lines of irony and conceptual dissonance, both things that Blood Orange has been known for, from the very beginning. It’s a unique experience, I’m going to go on and share it on social media.

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July 30th 2019

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