Blood Orange: Black History

Under the title Black History on Soundcloud, Blood Orange (aka Dev Hynes) has released two beautiful new tracks: “Christopher & 6th” and “JUNE 12TH.” Celebrating Black History Month, the latter song is a mostly spoken-word piece (“you must love yourself, you must love yourself”) over a drum machine, with a few moments of Hynes’ singing and distorting his voice. “Christopher & 6th” is perhaps more approachable, with Hynes embracing his gorgeous falsetto atop gentle guitars and vulnerable back-up vocals. Each song is exquisite in its own way—and undeniably Blood Orange.