Dev Hynes has formally announced the title for his next Blood Orange album Freetown Sound, the follow-up to 2013’s Cupid Deluxe. Earlier this month, he shared the artwork for the album, and now he’s revealed a July 1st release date via Domino. The album’s 17 tracks, yet to be titled, were written and produced by Hynes himself.
"I have just finished making an album about my life, my upbringing, being black in England, being black in America… my movement to this country at the age of 21, the same age that my mother moved from Guyana to London, and my father from Sierra Leone to London," Hynes details the LP in a press release. "Freetown Sound, the name of my album, is taken from Freetown where my father was born."
The statement continues, noting that Freetown Sound is "profoundly personal and unapologetically political, touching on issues of race, religion, sex, and sexism," adding it’s "a confluence of Hynes’ past, present, and future that melds his influences with his own established musical voice."
Along with the album news, Hynes has shared a teaser trailer, check it out below.