Blood Orange – “Sandra’s Smile” Video

Blood Orange – “Sandra’s Smile” Video

As promised by a Tumblr post earlier this week, Dev Hynes has shared a new Blood Orange track today called “Sandra’s Smile.” The song is named after Sandra Bland, and references Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton. It’s the latest in a series of seemingly one-offs that the musician has shared this year, which have included “Do You See My Skin Through The Flames?,” an unused film score, and a few throwaway demos. His last full-length release was 2013’s Cupid Deluxe. The lyrics to the somber and jazzy new track also serve as its cover art — you can read them above. He’s also shared a self-directed video for the song, which you can watch below.

Hynes also announced a concert called Blood Orange & Friends that will take place on 12/12 at Harlem’s Apollo Theater. All proceeds will go to Opus 118 Harlem School of Music, and tickets can be bought here starting Friday. Hynes also shared a message about the show:

Playing music saved my life; if it wasn’t for the chance to play cello or piano when I was a kid growing up in Essex, I shudder to think where I’d be right now. At this point in my life, all that matters to me is giving back to communities and making people happy, so I have decided to put on a fun night of performances at the legendary Apollo Theatre in Harlem that is hopefully affordable to all, with all proceeds going to the Opus 118 Harlem School of Music. New York City, let’s have some fun!

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