blood orange dev hynes

It’s been two months since we’ve heard from Blood Orange, but the Essex native just dropped two new tracks for us in a celebration of Black History Month. “Christopher & 6th” and “June 12th” cook the classic audibles we know and love with a dash of exclusivity – these will not be featured on his new album, but serve more like commemorative singles for a special occasion.

Recorded within echoing walls and mild chatter, the first of these two singles plays along to jazzy strums from a guitar and classically soulful vocals. The second takes a slightly quicker pace with a more sombre tone and socially conscious inflection. Listen below.