Blood Orange Releases New Album 'Freetown Sound' Three Days Early: Listen

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Dev Hynes of Blood Orange performs at The Other Tent during Bonnaroo Arts And Music Festival on June 10, 2016 in Manchester, Tenn.

The new Blood Orange LP was supposed to come out Friday (July 1) but -- surprise -- the follow-up to 2013’s Cupid Deluxe is here today. Maybe band mastermind Dev Hynes didn't want to save it for a Summer Friday; maybe he just wanted to put it out this minute. At any rate, it’s all here -- for your streaming pleasure on Spotify, Apple, etc. Physical editions will soon be available, with a release date of Aug. 19 via Domino Records.

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Yesterday, Hynes also shared a music video for the album’s second track, “Augustine.”

Freetown Sound -- named for the Sierra Leone capital where Hynes’ father was born -- features Carly Rae Jepsen, Zuri Marley, Debbie Harry, Nelly Furtado, writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and many other others. Find the complete list of collaborators via Dev’s tweets below. 

Listen to the album here: