Blood Orange announces album release date and London show

It's the third record that Dev Hynes has released under the Blood Orange moniker

Dev Hynes has announced that new Blood Orange album ‘Freetown Sound’ will be released on July 1.

It’s the third record that Hynes has released under the Blood Orange moniker, and was announced in an short Instagram video that showed footage of him dancing, interspersed with archive footage of De La Soul and Blondie.

Speaking about the album, Hynes said: “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.”