Blood Orange‘s Dev Hynes has been teasing new material via Instagram – saying that he has a mixtape, album, and 8 singles ready to drop.
Earlier this year, Hynes unveiled two new tracks under his Blood Orange moniker. However, the singer-songwriter said that ‘Christopher & 6th’ and ‘June 12th’ wouldn’t be part of his next record.
Blood Orange’s last LP ‘Freetown Sound’ was released in 2016. NME described it as: “a bold, challenging album about the social and generational forces that have shaped Dev Hynes’ sense of blackness.”
With newly-announced shows and festivals scheduled for this summer – including Pitchfork Festival Paris – Hynes looks set to drop new tunes very soon.
Now, Consequence of Sound notes that the artist streamed live on Instagram yesterday (April 23) to give fans an insight into what he’s been working on. Redditors claim that Hynes discussed an upcoming mixtape, album, and 8 singles – all of which are ready for release.
Another commenter said that they are “90% sure” they heard a Solange feature, adding that the potential collaboration “makes sense considering they are close friends”. Hynes and Solange joined forces previously on the latter’s EP ‘True’.
Hynes apparently played ‘4/5 songs’ overall during his Instagram broadcast.
After announcing a US string of shows today, the musician promises “MORE DATES COMING SOON”. Check out the scheduled gigs so far below.
Hynes also used Instagram to tease new music back in December last year, after revealing that he was working on his fourth LP.