Blood Orange Announces Fourth Album, 'Negro Swan'

Nick Harwood
Blood Orange

Blood Orange has announced their fourth album, Negro Swan, due out on Aug. 24 via Domino Records.

The release follows Blood Orange's critically acclaimed third effort, Freetown Sound, which came out in 2016. Devonté Hynes, the mastermind behind the R&B outfit, elaborated on the themes of Negro Swan.

“My newest album is an exploration into my own and many types of black depression, an honest look at the corners of black existence, and the ongoing anxieties of queer/people of color," he writes in the press release announcing the album. "A reach back into childhood and modern traumas, and the things we do to get through it all. The underlying thread through each piece on the album is the idea of HOPE, and the lights we can try to turn on within ourselves with a hopefully positive outcome of helping others out of their darkness.”

An LP release will follow the digital release. Additionally, there will be a deluxe double-LP pressed on limited edition gold vinyl with a double-sided 24 x 36 poster. The indie retail version deluxe double-LP is pressed on orange vinyl.

Pre-order the album digitally here or from the Domino Mart here.

Hynes has released a trailer and the artwork for the album on his Instagram. Both posts are available below.


Blood Orange Album 4. Stay tuned..

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Negro Swan. My new Blood Orange album. August 24th. Preorder in bio.

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Blood Orange will be touring in support of Negro Swan this fall. All tour dates are listed below. 

July 21 - Chicago, IL @ Union Park, Pitchfork Music Festival

Aug. 5 - Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean-Drapeau, Osheaga Festival

Sept. 14 - Vancouver, BC @ The Orpheum, Westward Music Festival

Sept. 15 - Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre

Sept. 16 - Portland, OR @ Roseland

Sept. 20 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre

Sept. 21 Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre

Sept. 22 - Las Vegas, NV @ Downtown Las Vegas, Life is Beautiful Festival

Sept. 26 - New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage

Sept. 27 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore

Sept. 28 - Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre

Oct. 1 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall

Oct. 2 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall

Oct 6. - Austin, TX @ Zilker Park, Austin City Limits

Oct. 13 - Austin, TX @ Zilker Park, Austin City Limits

Oct. 29 - London, UK @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Oct. 30 - Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg Max

Nov. 2 - Paris, FR @ Grande Halle de la Villette - Pitchfork Music Festival Paris

Nov. 3 - Sun Nov 4 - Turin, IT @ Lingotto Fiere, Club To Club Festival

Nov. 6 - Berlin, DE @ Columbia Theater

Nov. 8 - Copenhagen, DK @ The Grey Hall

Nov. 7 - Sat Nov 10 @ Reykjavík, Iceland - Iceland Airwaves Festival


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