Blood Orange brings ‘Negro Swan’ to Tiny Desk


Dev Hynes enlists Ian Isiah, spoken word artist Ashlee Haze, and more took over NPR’s Tiny Desk this week.

Set List 

Hines performed “Jewelry,” “Holy Will,” and “Dagenham Dream” from Negro Swan. Spoken word artist Ashlee Haze graced the famous NPR setup to perform the Freetown Soundtrack “By Ourselves.”


Devonté Hynes – Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards

Ashlee Haze – Spoken Word

Eva Tolkin – Vocals

Ian Isiah – Vocals

Jason Arce – Saxophone, Bass clarinet

Mikey Freedom Hart – Piano, Keyboard

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Blood Orange drops surprise release of “Freetown Sound” 

Devonté Hynes is a London born, NY based, singer-songwriter on the rise. His latest release Blood Orange merges R&B and Electronica beautifully to create a hybrid sound. The project features various artists and writers such as Ta-Neshi Coates, Nelly Furtado, Zuri Marley, De La Soul, and more.

Hynes has written for several acts including Florence and the Machine, Solange Knowles, FKA Twigs and Kylie Minogue.

Listen to the eclectic Freetown Sound now: