stream Blood Orange’s mixtape ft. Toro y Moi, Kelsey Lu, Tinashe, Gangsta Boo, more
Blood Orange (aka Dev Hynes) has followed last year’s Negro Swan with a new mixtape, Angel’s Pulse, which features Toro y Moi, Kelsey Lu, Ian Isiah, Project Pat, Gangsta Boo, Tinashe, Porches, Arca, Joba of Brockhampton, Justine Skye, and BennY RevivaL. Maybe because he’s calling it a “mixtape,” it does feel a little more stripped-back than his last two very ambitious albums, but it’s not a tossed-off project or anything. That usual Blood Orange brilliance is on full display, and it actually feels a little more accessible than Negro Swan, which was his most “difficult” record yet. Dev says:
My new record is called Angel’s Pulse & I performed, produced, and mixed the entire thing myself. I’m calling it a mixtape. I have a habit through the years of making records that I just give to friends, or on tape to people on the street, or no one. Usually this material is made directly after the album I’ve just put out. Somewhat of an epilogue to the thing I’ve made before. This time… I decided to release it.
I put as much work and care into it as I do with the albums I’ve released, but for some reason trained myself into not releasing things the rate at which I make them. I’m older now though, and life is unpredictable and terrifying… so here you go mates.
Hope you enjoy. Catch you soon.
Devonté aka Blood Orange.
Stream the whole thing here: