Published Jul 08, 2019Blood Orange has revealed plans for a new mixtape called Angel's Pulse. It will arrive this Friday (July 12).
The new set of songs follows Blood Orange's 2018 studio album Negro Swan. As mastermind Dev Hynes explained in a statement, it's a collection of songs he wrote, produced and performed following that record's release — a practice he's followed with previous albums, but never released publicly until now.
Hynes' message reads:
My new record is called Angel's Pulse & I performed, produced and mixed the entire thing myself. I'm calling it a mixtape.
I have a habit through the years of making records that I just give to friends, or on tape to people on the street, or no one. Usually this material is made directly after the album I've just put out. Somewhat of an epilogue to the thing I've made before. This time… I decided to release it.
I put as much work and care into it as I do with the albums I've released, but for some reason trained myself into not releasing things the rate at which I make them. I'm older now though, and life is unpredictable and terrifying… so here you go mates.
Hope you enjoy. Catch you soon.
See the cover art for Angel's Pulse up above.
Blood Orange will also be on tour supporting Tyler, the Creator later this year. See the upcoming tour dates.