Stream Blood Orange Freetown Sound

Earlier this month, Dev Hynes announced the impending release of the new Blood Orange album Freetown Sound, named after the capital of Sierra Leone, Hynes’ father’s homeland. The album was supposed to come out on Friday, but Hynes announced this morning that he was dropping it early, as a bit of a surprise. Hynes didn’t share any of the album’s tracks ahead of time, so today, we get to hear the whole thing, all at once, for the first time together. The album immerses itself deeply in some serious issues, like race and the need for a feeling of belonging. It features appearances from people like Carly Rae Jepsen, Empress Of, Nelly Furtado, Debbie Harry, Ian Isaiah, and the great writer Ta-Nehisi Coates. And right now, you can stream the whole thing below, via Spotify.

Freetown Sound is out now on Domino.