Dev Hynes Shares Trailer For New Blood Orange Album ‘Freetown Sound’: Watch

Rachel Sonis | June 7, 2016 1:26 pm

Dev Hynes – the mastermind that has penned pop hits for the likes of Solange Knowles, Carly Rae Jepsen, Sky Ferreira and FKA Twigs – has released the trailer for his forthcoming Blood Orange album Freetown Sound, his follow-up to 2013’s Cupid Deluxe.

The trailer (called “Welcome To Freetown”) sees Hynes dancing alone in a studio while clips of public figures like Debbie HarryTa-Nehisi Coates and De La Soul play throughout. The album is written and produced by Hynes himself and might be his most personal project yet.

“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,” the “Time Will Tell” songsmith revealed. “Freetown Sound, the name of my album, is taken from Freetown where my father was born.”

Watch the trailer below.

Freetown Sound is out July 1 via Domino Records.

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