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Blood Orange - Negro Swan download free

Performer: Blood Orange
Album: Negro Swan
Country: Europe
Released: 2018
Style: Contemporary R&B, Indie Pop
MP3 version ZIP size: 1831 mb
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Rating: 4.1
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Negro Swan is the fourth studio album by Blood Orange, an alias of British musician Dev Hynes. It was released on 24 August 2018 by Domino. The album was preceded by the singles "Charcoal Baby" and "Jewelry".

On his fourth studio album as Blood Orange, musical polymath Devonté Hynes explores the comforts and complications of living a life as both/and-of being treated, to borrow from Thelonious Monk, as an ugly beauty. Negro Swan captures the scattershot, jittery, anxious, ve feeling of what it’s like to be a marginalized person at a toxic and retrograde moment in global culture and politics. No one wants to be the Negro Swan, he laments on Charcoal Baby. Negro Swan’s world-weary opening track Orlando offers a 21st-century update on those tragic politics of deflation and depletion. Hynes’ production goes for pretty, sprightly textures: sampled street sounds, twinkling electric piano, chicken-cluck wah-wah guitar, and a mid-tempo funky shuffle beat. As if to alert us to sudden danger, a dancehall-style alarm goes off (alarms are a recurring motif on the album).

Blood Orange (2) ‎– Negro Swan. Label: Domino ‎– WIGCD421. Parental advisory warning printed on front page of booklet. Blood Orange Negro Swan" black sticker on shrinkwrap.

His new full-length album as Blood Orange is titled Negro Swan and will come out on August 24 via Domino. My newest album is an exploration into my own and many types of black depression, an honest look at the corners of black existence, and the ongoing anxieties of queer/people of color," Hynes mentions in a statement. While Blood Orange's previous album, Freetown Sound, delved into his background and his Sierra Leonean and Guyanese parents, he's previously mentioned to Pitchfork that his new album will "deal with growing up and childhood in England. Revisit OkayAfrica's interview with Blood Orange about his Sierra Leonean and West African influences. Watch the teaser and see his tour dates listed underneath

Blood Orange ‘Negro Swan’ artwork. Dev Hynes’ last album as Blood Orange was 2016’s stellar Freetown Sound.

Swan is the most vulnerable album in the entire Blood Orange catalog, even more so than the one that came before it. The result is an absolutely stunning venture into the nuances of anxiety, depression, and loneliness within Black/LGBT communities and how to navigate around those emotions in our 2018 world. Negro Swan feels like a companion piece to Freetown Sound - in a way that it is entirely possible to play both back to back. Sonically, Negro Swan feels more low-key and unassuming than its predecessor. Freetown Sound and 2013’s Cupid Deluxe were more groove-oriented, with a heavy emphasis.

With his fourth album as Blood Orange, pop polymath Dev Hynes cherry picks jazz piano, unstructured guitar and A-class collaborators to create an introspective masterwork about the desire to be loved. Opening to the ambient sounds of New York traffic, ‘Negro Swan’ is another fantastic chapter in the career of music polymath Dev Hynes. In the two years since ‘Freetown Sound’, his last album as Blood Orange, the Ilford-born songwriter, producer, director, player of multiple instruments has travelled the world, hopping from – as he put it in a recent interview – hotel room or Airbnb, trying.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Orlando
Drums – Austin WilliamsonEngineer [Asst. Mixing Engineer] – Zach Brown Mixed By – Mikaelin "Blue" Bluespruce*Vocals – Amandla Stenberg, Ian IsiahVocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Saxophone, Drums – Devonté Hynes*Voice [Spoken Word] – Janet MockWritten-By – Devonté Hynes*
3:03
A2 Saint
Mixed By – Mikaelin "Blue" Bluespruce*Saxophone – Jason ArceVocals – Aaron Maine, Adam Bainbridge, Ava Raiin, BEA1991Vocals, Keyboards, Bass, Guitar, Drums, Drum Programming, Electronic Wind Instrument [EWI] – Devonté Hynes*Written-By – Devonté Hynes*
3:12
A3 Take Your Time
Flute – Jason ArceMixed By – Devonté Hynes*Vocals – Ian IsiahVocals, Keyboards – Devonté Hynes*Written-By – Devonté Hynes*
2:51
A4 Hope
Featuring [Feat.] – Puff Daddy, Tei ShiMixed By – Mikaelin "Blue" Bluespruce*Piano – Mikey Freedom HartRecorded By [Puff Daddy's Vocal] – Matthew TestaVocals – Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs*, Tei ShiVocals, Piano, Keyboards, Bass, Drums – Devonté Hynes*Written-By – Devonté Hynes*, Mikey Freedom Hart, Valerie Teicher
4:00
A5 Jewelry
Mixed By – Mikaelin "Blue" Bluespruce*Saxophone – Jason ArceVocals – Eva Tolkin, Ian IsiahVocals, Keyboards, Bass, Drums, Guitar – Devonté Hynes*Voice [Spoken Word] – Janet MockWritten-By – Devonté Hynes*
4:32
B1 Family
Featuring [Feat.] – Janet MockGuitar, Bass, Drums – Devonté Hynes*Mixed By – Mikaelin "Blue" Bluespruce*Saxophone – Jason ArceVoice [Spoken Word] – Janet MockWritten-By – Devonté Hynes*
0:42
B2 Charcoal Baby
Drums – Ben MarinoMixed By – Mikaelin "Blue" Bluespruce*Saxophone, Flute – Jason ArceVocals – Aaron Maine, Eva Tolkin, Ian Isiah, Zuri MarleyVocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Drums – Devonté Hynes*Written-By – Aaron Maine, Devonté Hynes*
4:02
B3 Vulture Baby
Drums – Austin WilliamsonEngineer [Asst. Mixing Engineer] – Zach Brown Keyboards, Bass, Piano – Devonté Hynes*Mixed By – Joe ViscianoWritten-By – Devonté Hynes*
1:14
B4 Chewing Gum
Featuring [Feat.] – A$AP Rocky*, Project PatMixed By – Mikaelin "Blue" Bluespruce*Vocals – A$AP Rocky*, Diana Gordon, Fai*, Project PatVocals, Keyboards, Bass, Drums, Sampler [Sampling], Guitar – Devonté Hynes*Written-By – Devonté Hynes*, Patrick Houston, Rakim Mayers
4:24
C1 Holy Will
Engineer [Asst. Mixing Engineer] – Zach Brown Featuring [Feat.] – Ian IsiahKeyboards, Guitar – Mikey Freedom HartMixed By – Mikaelin "Blue" Bluespruce*Synthesizer – Malcolm Vocals – Caroline Polachek, Eva Tolkin, Ian IsiahVocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Drums – Devonté Hynes*Written-By – Devonté Hynes*Written-By [Portions Of "Center Of They Will"] – Elbernita Clark Terrell
4:22
C2 Dagenham Dream
Mixed By – Mikaelin "Blue" Bluespruce*Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Drums, Bass – Devonté Hynes*Written-By – Devonté Hynes*
2:45
C3 Nappy Wonder
Guitar – Andrew AgedMixed By – Mikaelin "Blue" Bluespruce*Vocals – Fai*, Kelsey LuVocals, Bass, Drums, Keyboards – Devonté Hynes*Written-By – Devonté Hynes*
2:38
C4 Runnin'
Mixed By – Devonté Hynes*Mixed By [Additional Mixing] – Joe ViscianoVocals – Amandla Stenberg, Fai*Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Drums – Devonté Hynes*Voice [Spoken Word] – Janet MockWritten-By – Amandla Stenberg, Devonté Hynes*, Fai Khadra, Georgia Anne Muldrow
3:55
D1 Out Of Your League
Mixed By – Devonté Hynes*Mixed By [Additional Mixing] – Joe ViscianoVocals, Bass, Keyboards, Drums – Devonté Hynes*Vocals, Keyboards, Drums – Steve Lacy Written-By – Devonté Hynes*, Steve Lacy
2:21
D2 Minetta Creek
Drums – Austin WilliamsonGuitar – Rob AckwoodMixed By – Devonté Hynes*Mixed By [Additional Mixing] – Joe ViscianoVocals, Keyboards, Bass, Drums – Devonté Hynes*Written-By – Devonté Hynes*
1:58
D3 Smoke
Guitar, Vocals – Andrew AgedMixed By – Mikaelin "Blue" Bluespruce*Vocals – Fai*, Kelsey Lu, Marti Vocals, Guitar – Devonté Hynes*Written-By – Andrew Aged, Devonté Hynes*
3:33

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Domino Recording Co. Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Domino Recording Co. Ltd.
  • Published By – Domino Publishing Co. Ltd.
  • Published By – YVR Publishing
  • Published By – Bad Roommate Music
  • Published By – Domino US Publishing Company
  • Published By – A$AP Rocky Music Publishing LLC
  • Published By – Sony ATV
  • Published By – Copyright Control
  • Published By – Bridgeport Music, Inc.
  • Published By – Epistrophik Peach Publishing
  • Published By – Moyalaces
  • Mixed At – Lounge Studios, NYC
  • Mixed At – Electric Lady Studios
  • Recorded At – Daddy's House Studios
  • Lacquer Cut At – Elysian Masters

Credits

  • Art Direction – Devonté Hynes*
  • Design – Matthew Cooper
  • Lacquer Cut By – Chris Noel
  • Photography By [Cover Photography] – Ana Kraš
  • Producer – Devonté Hynes*

Notes

Includes Digital Download

All tracks (Domino Publishing Co. Ltd. (PRS)) except:
"Hope" (Domino Publishing Co. Ltd. (PRS) / YVR Publishing / Bad Roommate Music (BMI))
"Charcoal Baby" (Domino Publishing Co. Ltd. (PRS) / Domino US Publishing Co. (SESAC))
"Chewing Gum" (Domino Publishing Co. Ltd. (PRS) / A$AP Rocky Music Publishing / Sony ATV / Copyright Control). Contains a sample of "Lookin' For Da Chewin'" by Kingpin Skinny Pimp, courtesy of Prophet Entertainment, the song also contains spoken word elements by Tommy Wright, audio recording owner unknown.
"Holly Will" contains portions of "Center Of They Will" (Domino Publishing Co. Ltd. (PRS) / Bridgeport Music Inc.)
"Runnin'" (Domino Publishing Co. Ltd. (PRS) / Epistrophik Peach Publishing / Copyright Control)
"Out Of Your League" (Domino Publishing Co. Ltd. (PRS) / Moyalaces)
"Smoke" (Domino Publishing Co. Ltd. (PRS) / Copyright Control)

Puff Daddy's vocal recorded at Daddy's House Studios in Los Angeles, CA

Tei Shi appears courtesy of Downtown Records
Ian Isiah appears courtesy of UNO NYC
Georgia Anne Muldrow appears courtesy of SomeOthaShip Connect
A$AP Rocky appears courtesy of RCA and A$AP Worldwide
Puff Daddy appears courtesy of Bad Boy Entertainment

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (stickered, scanned): 887828042111

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
WIGCD421 Blood Orange Negro Swan ‎(CD, Album) Domino WIGCD421 Europe 2018
WIGCD421 Blood Orange Negro Swan ‎(CD, Album) Domino WIGCD421 US 2018
WIGLP421 Blood Orange Negro Swan ‎(2xLP, Album, Dlx, Gol) Domino WIGLP421 US 2018
WIGLP421 Blood Orange Negro Swan ‎(2xLP, Album) Domino WIGLP421 Europe 2018
WIGCD421P Blood Orange Negro Swan ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Domino WIGCD421P Europe 2018
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Comments:
OwerSpeed
Just like the Cat Power LP released on the same day, this was also pressed by the horrible Rainbo Records. Unlike that one though, this one is at least listenable. Still, it's a bit more noisy than it should be. I'm sure the EU pressing is better.

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