Blood Orange Releases Two New Songs in Honor of ‘Black History Month’

“Happy Black History Month. (All year)”

It’s been almost two years since Dev Hynes released his last Blood Orange album, Freedom Sound. The singer hasn’t released a lot since, but he’s working on a new album. During a performance at New Yorker Festival last October, Dev revealed he was 78 percent done with a new album. And then, last week, Dev put up an Instagram post saying “2018 new music finishing touches.”

On Monday morning Dev dropped two new Blood Orange songs called “Christopher & 6th” and “June 12th.” The two songs were released on his Soundcloud on a playlist called “Black History.”

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Interestingly enough, these songs, which are both sparce in their own way, seem to be loosies. In an Instagram post Dev revealed that neither song would be on the upcoming Blood Orange album:

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Stream “Christopher & 6th” and “June 12th” below. And happy Black History month.

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