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Blood Orange: Freetown Sound

It works.

Opening with a Lemonade-inducing feminist speech that could raise the arm hairs of anyone with a soul, Dev Hynes delivers the most surprising album of 2016.

And the revelations don’t stop there – Hynes, Debbie Harry and Nelly Furtado? Well I’m here to tell you it works.

Hynes’ long-lost punk band past finds rebirth with Blondie’s frontwoman, while Furtado’s cameo is an indie pop dream.

This isn’t a feminist album, however, this IS an album that champions the other.

Unapologetically political, Hynes softly opines, “All I ever wanted was a chance for myself.” And anyone who has experienced life on the outside, feels their heart gently break.

This review was originally published in Fashion Journal 160. You can read it here.

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