Blood Orange Details New Album ‘Freetown Sound’ (Video)
“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 said in a press release today. “Freetown Sound, the name of my album, is taken from Freetown where my father was born.”
Hynes went on to say that Freetown Sound will be an “unapologetically political” album about race, sexuality, religion, sex and sexism.
Check out Blood Orange’s teaser trailer and tour dates for the album below!
06-10 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
06-30 Copenhagen, Denmark – Roskilde
07-02 London, England – Hyde Park
07-05 London, England – Koko
07-07 Milan, Italy – Festival Moderno
07-09 Turku, Finland – Ruisrock
07-16 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
07-23 New York, NY – Panorama Festival
08-27 Berkeley, CA – Greek Theater
08-28 Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest