As you read on Okayplayer, Dev Hynes aka Blood Orange gave details on the inspiration behind his new album, Freetown Sound – named after the capital of Sierra Leone:
The last album was more ‘this is me and the type of person I am amongst this certain corner of the world,'” Hynes explains in the interview. “And this album is taking a step out and being like, ‘Oh, I am a black man living in America.'”
He also addresses finding comfort in his artistry and creating music as a form of therapy.
I started questioning a lot of things and I basically got to the conclusion that, if someone is a writer they write maybe for themselves at home, as a release, and maybe they write for an article, an interview, or maybe they write for something else more specific. I started to look at myself maybe like that and realizing it’s okay to make music that isn’t for people to listen to, if it’s a sense of therapy, myself.
Features include Nelly Furtado, Empress Of, Debbie Harry, Starchild, Zuri Marley, and more.
1. By Ourselves | 2. Augustine | 3. Chance | 4. Best To You | 5. With Him
1. E.V.P. | 2. Love Ya | 3. But You | 4. Desiree
1. Hands Up | 2. Hadron Collider | 3. Squash Squash | 4. Juicy 1-4
1. Better Than Me | 2. Thank You | 3. I Know | 4. Better Numb