Aug 2018

Negro Swan (CD)

Negro Swan is arresting. The latest from Blood Orange will make you stop what you're doing and listen closer to Dev Hynes' thought-provoking, poetic lyrics and slowed down, atmospheric melodies. Hynes has stated that the album was written to deal with his "own and many types of black depression” and “the ongoing anxieties of queer/people of color” -- and that's precisely what the experience of encountering this album feels like. So much beauty and resilience shine through the LP's moodiest, darkest moments; Negro Swan glitters with hope. It's a gorgeous love letter to the queer POC community.

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