Following the title and artwork reveal, Dev Hynes liberates a new trailer for the forthcoming Blood Orange album Freetown Sound. The clip sees a mixture of Hynes in a dance studio alongside footage of what looks like artists from the 80’s and 90’s. Regardless, he’s already revealed the meaning behind the album, a tribute to his father’s roots:
I have just finished making an album about my life, my upbringing, being black in England, being black in America…my movement to this country at the age of 21, the same age that my mother moved from Guyana to London, and my father from Sierra Leone to London. Freetown Sound, the name of my album, is taken from Freetown where my father was born.
Freetown Sound is released 1st July via Domino Records. Pre-order via iTunes.