Back in October, Dev Hynes said his new album, under his musical moniker Blood Orange, was "78% done."
To hold us over until then, and to honor Black History Month, he's dropped two tracks on SoundCloud—neither of which will appear on his next album, according to the singer.
In a caption posted to Instagram, Hynes wrote: "U must luv yourself[.] Happy Black History Month. (All year)."
"Christopher & 6th," which could reference an intersection in New York's Greenwich Village, is a lo-fi ballad driven by a guitar. Hynes' vocals are enveloped by echoes, chatter, laughter, and more sounds of his surroundings. He sings: "When he took your hand when you were scared / Stroked your thigh while you were weak / Can you flex while with another man? / Society says don't you speak."
On "June 12th," Hynes delivers spoken word about self-love and authenticity over a looped drum beat.
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