Devonté Hynes, more commonly known as Blood Orange has taken us by surprise by announcing he’s releasing a new project this Friday, via Domino’s Records.
Titled Angel’s Purse, the 33-year-old explained that the project is a mixtape and it was entirely written, produced and mixed by him; described as “somewhat of a dialogue” to his 2018 studio album Negro Swan in a statement.
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“My new record is called Angel’s Pulse & I performed, produced, and mixed the entire thing myself. I’m calling it a mixtape. I have a habit through the years of making records that I just give to friends, or on tape to people on the street, or no one. Usually this material is made directly after the album I’ve just put out. Somewhat of an epilogue to the thing I’ve made before. This time… I decided to release it.”
I put as much work and care into it as I do with the albums I’ve released, but for some reason trained myself into not releasing things the rate at which I make them. I’m older now though, and life is unpredictable and terrifying… so here you go mates.”
2018’s Negro Swan featured collaborations with A$AP Rocky, Steve Lacy & Diddy, and widely impressed the critics with notable tracks including Charcoal Baby, Saint, Hope and Dagenham Dream.
Earlier this year, the English-born New York-based artist performed two unreleased tracks on The Late Late Show with James Corden titled Dark & Handsome and Something To Do and we can only assume that they’ll both feature on the mixtape.
Hynes alluded to the announcement of the project on Instagram after he began to post the album artworks of the previous albums he created under the Blood Orange moniker with the year of its release as the caption.
Featured image via Facebook @devhynes.