If you’re not listening to, ‘Negro Swan’, the new album by Blood Orange, than what exactly are you doing? The melancholic experience by the golden boy Devonté Hynes, is an in-depth retrospect to the life of loneliness + isolation, and the effects of a existence within discrimination.
As emotional as it is affirming, Dev explores instrumentation that boldly highlights his voice as the main attraction in a bearing outcry of his experiences of black romanticism. As endearing as it is heartbreaking, ‘Negro Swan’ is a important tale that grips the listener’s attention on the lyrics and some of the years finest instrumentation. Dev depicts depression, while explores his voice in various sounds that sculpts a consistent body of work, that is as simple as it is powerful. Album of the year potential.