Photo by Philip Cosores
Last summer, Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes revealed he’d started working on the follow-up to 2016’s acclaimed Freetown Sound. While there hasn’t been much of an update since, today he’s resurfaced with two new songs in celebration of Black History Month.
The first is titled “Christopher 6th” and sees him singing, “Said it comes in waves/ Are you feeling safe?/ Christopher and 6th, where I lay to rest.” Meanwhile, the second is called “June 12th” and features production from Hynes himself.
According to an Instagram post, both tracks won’t appear on the forthcoming Blood Orange record. “Not from the next album,” he wrote, adding, “U must luv yourself. Happy Black History Month. (All year)”
Check out the songs below, followed by the Instagram post.