Freetown Sound is the third album by Dev Hynes recording as Blood Orange. It was released on 28 June 2016, three days before its originally announced release date of 1 July 2016. The album contains guest appearances by Empress Of, Debbie Harry, Nelly Furtado, and Carly Rae Jepsen. Freetown Sound takes its name from Freetown, Sierra Leone, where Hynes' father was born
Complete your Blood Orange collection. Blood Orange (2) – Freetown Sound. referencing Freetown Sound, 2xLP, Album, WIGLP369. The MJ poster on the album cover is censored (pixelated) on the LP release Black Ain’t" excerpt has also been cut from "With Hi.
Freetown Sound by Blood Orange, released 19 August 2016 1. By Ourselves 2. Augustine 3. Chance 4. Best to You 5. With Him 6. . Better Than Me 15. Thank You 16. I Know 17. Better Numb Freetown Sound is the third album from Devonté Hynes aka Blood Orange. Written and produced by Hynes, Freetown Sound is a tour de force, a pastiche of Hynes’ past, present, and future that melds his influences with his own established musical voice. For well over a decade, Devonté Hynes has proven himself a virtuoso of versatility, experimenting with almost every conceivable musical genre under a variety of monikers.
About Freetown Sound. Freetown is the third album released by Blood Orange. It was released unannounced on June 28, 2016. The album title refers to Freetown, Sierra Leone, where Dev Hynes' father was born. Lyrically, Dev explores social and political issues such as racial and homophobic agendas The album release came at a tumultuous time in US politics in the aftermath of the Orlando shooting in a gay nightclub. Freetown Sound Q&A.
Artist: Blood Orange. Album: Freetown Sound. Style: Pop. Format: MP3 320Kbps. 07 – Love Ya 08 – But You 09 – Desir‚e 10 – Hands Up 11 – Hadron Collider 12 – Squash Squash 13 – Juicy 1-4 14 – Better Than Me 15 – Thank You 16 – I Know 17 – Better Numb. Previously on NewAlbumReleases.
Freetown Sound, Hynes’ third album as Blood Orange, arrives days after Baltimore police officer Caesar Goodson J. who drove the van in which 25-year-old Freddie Gray was fatally injured, was found not guilty on all charges against him. That same day, a grand jury in Collin County, Texas, decided there wasn’t enough evidence to indict former McKinney police officer Eric Casebolt for slamming a black teenage girl to the ground at a pool party. Earlier this month, 49 people died in what’s being called the deadliest mass shooting in . history, after a gunman walked into a gay Orlando nightclub and opened fire. And just last week, the United Kingdom-where Hynes is from-voted to leave the European Union, sparking chants of racism from liberals. Freetown feels shaded by all these events, even if public outcry over racial injustice has dissipated slightly over the last year.
Album · 2016 · 17 Songs. Solemn, wrenching and totally stunning; Freetown Sound proves Dev Hynes has become one of pop’s great alchemists. Its dominant themes-exquisite heartbreak and displacement-check that description out. The music-scintillating, poised, and sticky synth-soul-make it a record for the under-appreciated to hold very close.
Freetown Sound is a black album, a gay album, a woman album, a brown album, an immigrant album, a trans album - it’s the soundtrack made by and for the very people that are now most under attack by idiots with guns and politicians with platforms.
Blood Orange/ Freetown Sound. by Blood Orange - 17 Tracks - 58:30. Release date 08/19/2016.
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Arranged By [End Arrangement] – Adam BainbridgeKeyboards, Cello – Devonté Hynes*Performer [Sample] – Ashlee HazeSaxophone, Arranged By [Saxophone Arrangement] – Jason ArceVocals – Ava Raiin, Devonté Hynes*, Ian IsiahWritten-By – Adam Bainbridge, Ashlee Haze, Charles Mingus, Devonté Hynes*
Guitar, Bass, Drums, Drum Machine, Synthesizer – Devonté Hynes*Other [Third Chord Suggestion In Hook] – Aaron MaineVocals – Ava Raiin, Devonté Hynes*, Ian IsiahWritten-By – Devonté Hynes*
Bass, Drum Programming, Scratches, Synthesizer – Devonté Hynes*Performer ["Casa Bey" Sample] – Mos DefPerformer ["You Must Learn" Sample] – Boogie Down ProductionsSaxophone – Jason ArceVocals – Devonté Hynes*, Kelsey LuWritten-By – Devonté Hynes*
|4||Best To You
Cello, Bass, Keyboards, Drums – Devonté Hynes*Engineer [Additional] – Caleb LavenPerformer [Elements] – Real Thing*Vocals – Devonté Hynes*, Lorely RodriguezWritten-By – Christopher Amoo*, Devonté Hynes*, Edward Amoo*, Lorely Rodriguez
Keyboards – Devonté Hynes*Saxophone – Jason ArceVocals – BEA1991, Devonté Hynes*Written-By – Beatriz de Rijke, Devonté Hynes*
Bass – David GinyardCello, Bass, Drums, Scratches, Drum Programming – Devonté Hynes*Drums – Christopher EganEngineer [Additional Live Engineering] – David Rafael LevinEngineer [Additional] – Caleb LavenGuitar – Benjamin Morsberger, Devonté Hynes*Keyboards – Devonté Hynes*, John KirbyPerformer [Sample] – Waliou Jacques Badarou*Saxophone – Jason ArceVocals – BEA1991, Debbie Harry*, Devonté Hynes*Written-By – Beatriz de Rijke, Devonté Hynes*, Waliou Jacques Badarou*
Arranged By, Keyboards, Piano, Drums – Devonté Hynes*Performer [Audio Clip] – Ta-Nehisi CoatesSaxophone, Arranged By [Saxophone Arrangement] – Jason ArceVocals – Devonté Hynes*, Zuri MarleyWritten-By – Eddy Grant
Vocals – Bryndon Cook, Devonté Hynes*Written-By, Guitar, Keyboards, Piano, Bass, Drums, Drum Programming – Devonté Hynes*
Co-producer – Patrick WimberlyDrums – Patrick WimberlyEngineer – Miles Benjamin Anthony RobinsonMixed By, Vocals, Keyboards – Devonté Hynes*Written-By, Bass, Percussion – Devonté Hynes*, Patrick Wimberly
Performer [Audio Clip] – Vince StaplesVocals – Bryndon Cook, Devonté Hynes*Written-By, Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Drums – Devonté Hynes*
Arranged By [Vocal Arrangements] – Devonté Hynes*, Joseph Of Mercury, Nelly FurtadoEngineer [Additional] – Jason "Metal" Donkersgoed*Piano, Bass, Drums, Synthesizer, Drum Machine, Cello – Devonté Hynes*Written-By, Vocals – Devonté Hynes*, Nelly Furtado
Performer ["High Street" Elements] – Blood Orange , SkeptaPerformer ["Needle To The Groove" Elements] – MantronixPerformer ["World’s Famous" Elements] – Malcolm McLarenVocals – BEA1991, Devonté Hynes*Vocals, Piano, Bass, Drums, Synthesizer, Drum Machine, Cello, Scratches – Devonté Hynes*Written-By – Beatriz de Rijke, Devonté Hynes*
Bass – David Ginyard, Devonté Hynes*Drums – Christopher Egan, Devonté Hynes*Engineer [Additional Live Engineering] – David Rafael LevinKeyboards – John KirbyVocals – Ava Raiin, Devonté Hynes*Written-By, Piano, Synthesizer, Drum Machine – Devonté Hynes*
|14||Better Than Me
Vocals – Bryndon Cook, Carly Rae Jepsen, Devonté Hynes*Written-By, Piano, Bass, Drums, Synthesizer, Drum Machine, Guitar – Devonté Hynes*
Co-producer, Sampler [Sampling] – Adam BainbridgeDrums – Adam Bainbridge, Devonté Hynes*Performer ["Make Up" Sample] – Empress OfPerformer ["Stakes Is High" Sample] – De La SoulPiano, Keyboards, Bass, Electronic Wind Instrument [EWI] – Devonté Hynes*Saxophone – Jason ArceVocals – Ava Raiin, Devonté Hynes*Written-By – Adam Bainbridge, Devonté Hynes*, Rodney Franklin
Engineer [Additional] – Caleb LavenWritten-By, Vocals, Piano, Bass, Drums, Synthesizer, Drum Machine, Guitar – Devonté Hynes*
Acoustic Guitar – Aaron MaineCoordinator [Organization Of Tracks Idea] – Kelsey LuWritten-By, Vocals, Synthesizer [Juno] – Devonté Hynes*
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Domino Recording Co. Ltd.
- Copyright (c) – Domino Recording Co. Ltd.
- Manufactured By – Optimal Media GmbH – AG42789
- Published By – Domino Publishing Co. Ltd.
- Published By – Universal Music Ltd.
- Published By – Jazz Workshop, Inc.
- Published By – BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited
- Published By – Beggars Music America
- Published By – Sony / ATV Music Publishing
- Published By – Copyright Control
- Published By – IS HE Sarl
- Published By – Peermusic (UK) Ltd
- Published By – Greenheart Music Ltd.
- Published By – EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
- Published By – Patrick Wimberly Publishing
- Published By – Nelstar Entertainment
- Published By – Sony Atv Music
- Published By – Maicaboom Music
- Engineered At – Profit House 1, New York, NY
- Engineered At – Profit House 2, New York, NY
- Engineered At – Red Bull Studios, New York, NY
- Engineered At – The CRC
- Engineered At – The Orange Lounge
- Engineered At – Lounge Studios, NYC
- Mastered At – Elysian Masters
- Design – Matthew Cooper , Paul J Street
- Engineer – Devonté Hynes* (tracks: 1 to 8, 10 to 17)
- Engineer [Additional Vocals Engineering] – Mikaelin 'Blue' BlueSpruce* (tracks: 1 to 4, 8, 10, 14)
- Mastered By – Dave Cooley
- Mixed By – Mikaelin 'Blue' BlueSpruce* (tracks: 1 to 8, 10 to 17)
- Photography By [Booklet] – Devonté Hynes*, Nick Harwood
- Photography By [Cover Photo "Binky & Tony Forever"] – Deana Lawson
- Producer – Devonté Hynes*
NotesAll tracks Domino Publishing Co. Ltd. (PRS)
"By Ourselves" (Domino Publishing Co. Ltd. (PRS) /Universal Music Ltd. /Jazz Workshop Inc. admin by BMG Rights Management UK Ltd.)
"Best To You" (Domino Publishing Co. Ltd. (PRS) /Beggars Music America / Sony/ATV Music Publishing)
"With Him" (Domino Publishing Co. Ltd. (PRS) / Copyright Control)
"E.V.P." (Domino Publishing Co. Ltd. (PRS) / Copyright Control / IS HE Sarl/Peermusic UK Ltd.)
"Love Ya" (Greenheart Music Ltd administered by EMI Music Publishing Ltd. Used by permission. All rights reserved)
"Desirée" (Domino Publishing Co. Ltd. (PRS) / Patrick Wimberly Publishing)
"Hadron Collider" (Domino Publishing Co. Ltd. (PRS) / Nelstar Entertainment admin by Sony Music ATV)
"Squash Squash" (Domino Publishing Co. Ltd. (PRS) / Copyright Control)
"Thank You" (Domino Publishing Co. Ltd. (PRS) / Universal Music Ltd. / Maica Boom Music, used by kind permission of Dejamus Ltd.)
Carly Rae Jepsen appears on "Better Than Me" courtesy of Interscope Records / Universal Music Group
All tracks engineered at Profit House 1, Profit House 2, Dev’s apartment, Aaron Maine’s apartment, Washington Square Park, St. Mark’s Place, the upstairs dance studio at BAM and MoMA except:
"Best To You", "E.V.P." & "I Know" with additional engineering at Red Bull Studios, New York
"Desirée" at CRC, Brooklyn
"Hadron Collider" with additional engineering at the Orange Lounge, Toronto, Canada
Additional vocal engineering on "By Ourselves", "Augustine", "Chance", "Best To You", "But You", "Hands Up" & "Better Than Me" at Lounge Studios, New York
Mastered at Elysian Mastering in Los Angeles, California
"By Ourselves" contains elements of "Myself When I Am Real” by Charles Mingus, used courtesy of The Verve Music Group, under license from Universal Music Enterprises. Used by permission. All rights reserved. The track also contains a sample of "For Colored Girls (The Missy Elliot Poem)" performed by Ashlee Haze
"Chance" contains a sample from "You Must Learn (Live from Caucus Mountain Remix)" as recorded by Boogie Down Productions, used courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment. The track also contains a sample of "Casa Bey" by Mos Def, used courtesy of Downtown Music LLC
"Best To You" contains elements of "Can You Feel The Force" by Real Thing, used courtesy of BMG / Rodean Music
"With Him" contains an audio excertp from the Marlon T. Riggs motion picture "Black Is... Black Ain’t", used courtesy of Signifyin’ Works
"E.V.P." contains a sample of "Chief Inspector" by Waliou Jacques Badarou, licensed courtesy of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Ltd.
"Love Ya" contains an audio clip of Ta-Nehisi Coates at the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival, used courtesy of Ta-Nehisi Coates & The Aspen Institute
"Desirée" contains an audio clip from the motion picture "Paris Is Burning", used courtesy of Miramax
"Hands Up" contains an audio clip of Vince Staples, used courtesy of Vince Staples
"Squash Squash" contains elements of "Needle To The Groove" by Mantronix, used courtesy of Phase One Network, Inc. © 1985; "World’s Famous" by Malcolm McLaren, used courtesy of Virgin Records & "High Street" by Blood Orange featuring Skepta, used courtesy of Domino Recording Co. Ltd. & Skepta
"Thank You" contains samples of "Stakes Is High" by De La Soul, produced under license from Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. The track also contains a sample of "Make Up" by Empress Of, from the album "Me", used courtesy of Terrible Records by arrangement with Beggars Group Media Ltd.
Made in the EU ℗&© 2016 Domino Recording Co. Ltd.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (Scanned): 887828036929
- Label Code: LC 10192
- Matrix / Runout: WIGCD369 AG42789-01
- Mastering SID Code: ifpi L575
- Mould SID Code: IFPI 9743
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|WIGLP369||Blood Orange||Freetown Sound (2xLP, Album)||Domino||WIGLP369||Europe||2016|
|WIGCD369P||Blood Orange||Freetown Sound (CD, Album, Promo)||Domino||WIGCD369P||Europe||2016|