Blood Orange, born Dev Hynes, shared a new track during his takeover of NTS Radio in London yesterday (July 10). While playing some of his favorite records, Hynes debuted a new song off his forthcoming new mixtape Angel’s Pulse, due this Friday, July 12. The song is titled “Baby Florence” and you can hear it around the 37-minute mark, listen to it here.
Most recently, Blood Orange discussed the reason why this body of work is different from his previous albums, such as last year’s fantastic album Negro Swan. On Angel’s Pulse, Hynes states:
My new record is called “Angel’s Pulse” & I performed, produced and mixed the entire thing myself. I’m calling it a mixtape.
I have a habit through the years of making records that I just give to friends, or on tape to people on the street or no one. Usually, this material is made directly after the album I’ve just put out. Somewhat of an epilogue to the thing I’ve made before. This time… I decided to release it.
I put as much work and care into it as I do with the albums I’ve released, but for some reason trained myself into not releasing things the rate at which I make them. I’m older now though, and life is unpredictable and terrifying… so here you go mates.
Hope you enjoy. Catch you soon.
Dev Hynes will be playing select shows throughout the year, including dates opening for Tyler, The Creator this fall.
Blood Orange tour dates:
July 12 – Rotterdam, NL – North Sea Jazz Festival
July 13 – London, UK – BST Hyde Park
July 15 – Paris, FR – Élysée Monmartre
Aug 1 – New York, NY – Lincoln Center Out Of Doors
Aug 5 – Copenhagen, DE – Vega
Aug 7 – Oslo, NO – Oya Festival
Aug 8 – Gothenburg, SE – Way Out West
Aug 10 – Helsinki, FI – Flow Festival
Aug 13 – Berlin, DE – Max-Schmeling Halle (w/ Tame Impala)
Oct 1 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Events Center !
Oct 3 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena !
Oct 4 – St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena !
Oct 5 – Independence, MO – Silverstein Eye Centers Arena !
Oct 7 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre !
Oct 8 – Salt Lake City, UT – Great Saltair !
Oct 10 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium !
Oct 11 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium ! possible roll date
Oct 12 – Fresno, CA – Selland Arena !
Oct 14 – Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum !
Oct 15 – Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum !
Oct 17 – Reno, NV – Reno Events Center !
Oct 19 – San Diego, CA – Pachenga Arena !
Oct 20 – Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena !
Oct 22 – Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center !
Oct 23 – Grand Prairie, TX – Theatre at Grand Prairie !
Oct 24 – Grand Prairie, TX – Theatre at Grand Prairie ! possible roll date
Oct 26 – Houston, TX – NRG Arena !