Today, producer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, songwriter and vocalist Devonté Hynes has released the first two songs/videos from his forthcoming fourth album as Blood Orange, Negro Swan, released on Domino on August 24, 2018.
“Jewelry” was directed by Hynes, and stars Janet Mock, Kai the Black Angel, and Ian Isiah, among others. “Charcoal Baby” was directed by Crack Stevens.
Negro Swan was written and produced by Hynes.
“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.”
Negro Swan will be available on August 24th 2018, with LP to follow. The Domino Mart deluxe double LP is pressed on limited edition gold vinyl with a double sided 24 x 36 poster, and comes with MP3s. The indie retail version deluxe double LP is pressed on orange vinyl. Pre-order the album digitally or from the Domino Mart.