Blood Orange – Charcoal Baby

The british musician Dev Hynes known as Blood Orange is releasing later this month, his fourth album Negro Swan.  This song Charcoal Baby is the first single from the album and it sound pretty good.

“My newest album is an exploration into my own and many types of black depression, an honest look at the corners of black existence, and the ongoing anxieties of queer/people of color,” Hynes said about the inspiration of the record. “The underlying thread through each piece on the album is the idea of hope, and the lights we can try to turn on within ourselves with a hopefully positive outcome of helping others out of their darkness.”

A strong and beautiful message for everyone to consider.  And the video itself, directed by Crack Stevens, is a beauty as well and so inspiring.  I really look forward hearing and seeing more later this month.