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Freetown Sound Vinyl 2LP

DominoSKU lp-7959

‘80s-inspired dance and r&b w/ a strong message
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“My album is for everyone told they’re not black enough, too black, too queer, not queer the right way … it’s a clapback,” announced Dev Hynes, AKA Blood Orange, before releasing his third album (as Blood Orange), Freetown Sound. The British singer-songwriter, who is based in New York now, puts together a deeply personal album that explores the status quo of race, politics, religion, & sex through 17 elevated, poised and pointed tracks informed by dance and r&b from the ‘80s. With Hynes’ falsetto as the urgent and delicate driving force, the album “unspools like a piece of theatre, evoking unexpected communions of moods, voices and eras.” It’s such a pleasant listen, from the opener “By Ourselves” with an assist from poet Ashlee Haze to the echo-drenched “Better Numb.” Check out “Chance,” “Best to You,” “Love Ya,” “Desirée,” “Hands Up,” “Juicy 1-4,” and “Thank you.” Highly recommended.

  • black double vinyl pressing
  • music label: Domino 2016
reviewed by donut savage 08/2016
UPC: 887828036912


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