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Blood Orange – “Christopher & 6th” and “June 12th”

Blood Orange has released two new songs via his Soundcloud, on a playlist called “Black History.” Dev Hynes announced the tracks on Instagram, clarifying that they would not be included on his next album.  “Christopher & 6th” is a falsetto ballad that seems to be the result of some meandering jamming on electric guitar. On the more fully developed and directly political “June 12th,” Hynes delivers a spoken word monologue espousing the mantra he highlighted in his Instagram caption–“U must luv yourself”–over a stuttering drum machine pattern. In December, Hynes teased new music and claimed that his next album was “78% done.” Listen to “Christopher & 6th” and “June 12th” below.