Blood Orange, a.k.a. Dev Hynes, is readying the follow-up to 2013’s Cupid Deluxe! The artist has announced his third studio album Freetown Sound will arrive on July 1 via Domino Records. Along with the news, Hynes released a trailer that features new music and vintage footage of Debbie Harry, Ta-Nehisi Coates and De La Soul. Watch that above.
Hynes described the concept behind the album in a press release:
"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, the capital of Sierra Leone, is where the artist's father was born. The statement continues to say the album "is profoundly personal and unapologetically political, touching on issues of race, religion, sex, and sexism over 17 shimmering songs."
Below, watch Dev Hynes detail his apartment fire that occurred in 2014: