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Blood Orange‘s Negro Swan album was one of the few highlights of 2018 as Devonté “Dev” Hynes gifted the world with a body of hymns, anthems, and gospels that accurately documented their woes. NPR recently shared footage of the musician performing for their Tiny Desk segment and it’s honestly the most wholesome way you could possibly start your day.

The intimate concert opens with a spoken word performance from Ashlee Haze, the viral poet who was previously sampled on the Freetown Sound track “By Ourselves.” Blood Orange’s setlist also included the songs “Jewelry,” “Dagenham Dream,” and “Holy Will.” During the show, Hynes was supported by singer-songwriters Ian Isiah and Eva Tolkin.

Last week, Hynes hopped on Lolo Zouaï‘s new single “Jade” which you can dive into right here. Scroll down to watch a video of the full performance.

Revisit our review of ‘Negro Swan’ and how it exposes the tenderness beneath black pain.

Words by Sydney Gore
Associate Music Editor

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