Blood Orange brings Freetown Sound tour to DC
Songwriter Dev Hynes will showcase his latest album at The Lincoln Theater on Sept. 13
Acclaimed songwriter Devonté Hynes - better known by his moniker Blood Orange - is set to stun D.C. fans on Sept. 13 at The Lincoln Theater. The London native gained international attention in 2007 while writing and producing for a variety of artists ranging from Florence + the Machine to Theophilus London.
Hynes will feature songs from his most recent release, “Freetown Sound,” his third full-length album as Blood Orange. The record has received positive reviews, and for many represents a deeply personal attempt by the musician to grapple with the growing racial tensions wracking the country. Pitchfork called it “more expansive than 2013’s stellar ‘Cupid Deluxe,’” and notes that “Freetown Sound” moves forward from Hynes’ previous work, “packing funk and 80s R&B into a coherent set.” The album features a diverse cast of guests, including slam poet Ashlee Haze, Nelly Furtado and award-winning writer Ta-Nehisi Coates. While their presence will be missed during the performance, fans of Blood Orange’s infectious blend are sure to enjoy the show.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are still available.