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Hear Blood Orange’s Emotionally Charged New Song, ‘Sandra’s Smile’

Dev Hynes teased the song on Instagram earlier this week

Update: Hynes just shared the video for “Sandra’s Smile” and announced a benefit concert to take place in New York City this December.

Dev Hynes has just released a new song as Blood Orange called “Sandra’s Smile,” a track he teased on Instagram a few days ago. It’s a smooth, emotionally walloping slice of R&B with a whole burst of passion behind every turn. “Who taught you to breathe? / Then took away your speech,” Hynes sings as his voice pulls the verses’ syllables out, breathing life into each word as he pays tribute to Sandra Bland. Hear “Sandra’s Smile” below.