Dev Hynes, better known as Blood Orange, has teased new music.
Uploading a video on his Instagram, the clip shows passing traffic outside of his window while music plays in the background. The video is captioned with the following: “Album….4(?).”
In a previous interview Blood Orange had said that the follow-up to his latest album, Freetown Sound, was “78% done” and deals with “growing up and childhood in England. Looking at the country that made me.”
“It’s one of the only places in England where the BNP, which is the British National Party, aka the racist party— ‘keep Britain white’ was one of their campaigns — were constantly elected in power,” he said of Essex County outside London during a live conversation at The New Yorker Festival. “…If Freetown was delving into my parents from my eyes, being younger and now, this one is definitely me looking at my younger self, growing up in that setting. So yeah, it’s a little dark.”
Blood Orange recently appeared alongside Solange and Kelela in a campaign for Raf Simons‘ Calvin Klein. The campaign not only included the artists working apparel from the clothing brand but also a video that finds the three jamming alongside fellow artists Adam Bainbridge (of Kindness) and Caroline Polachek (of Chairlift).
The jam sessions includes some notable moments, particularly Solange and Kelela harmonizing together as the rest of the collective built music around the two’s vocal parts.