Blood Orange : wailing on soul
Two years after the release of Freetown Sound, Dev Hynes a.k.a. Blood Orange signs here Negro Swan.
The British artist, who lives in the U.S., returns to the soft R&B of the 90's with smooth productions, slow tempos, sugary vocals and brass instrumentation, as well as daring to inject some soul.
Hynes certainly sets the bar high when it comes to featurings. We find ASAP Rocky and Project Pat on the syrupy Chewing Gum, and Puff Daddy and the gifted producer Tei Shi’s crystal voice on Hope, forming the two high points of the record.
Steve Lacy}} from The Internet also comes to join the party for Out Of Your League, as does the unclassifiable and underestimated Georgia Anne Muldrow (Runnin'). A true extension of its predecessor, Hynes tells us that this fourth opus is “an exploration of my depression and the other forms that depression can take. A sincere look at the existence and persistent anxieties of queers and people of colour". A well named album then.
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