an absolutely gorgeous record of smoky, late night production, snapping percussion and irresistibly smooth r&b vocals, all informed by the likes of d’angelo, frank ocean and j dilla.
“My newest album is an exploration into my own and many types of black depression, an honest look at the corners of black existence, and the ongoing anxieties of queer/people of color. The underlying thread through each piece on the album is the idea of HOPE, and the lights we can try to turn on within ourselves with a hopefully positive outcome of helping others out of their darkness.” “‘Negro Swan’ is both Hynes’s most energetic and most subdued work, playing like a carousel lampshade illuminating and warping the brief patterns of melodic soul, jazz, hip-hop and RnB” 9/10 – loud and quiet.
- Take Your Time
- Hope (feat. Puff Daddy & Tei Shi)
- Family (feat. Janet Mock)
- Charcoal Baby
- Vulture Baby
- Chewing Gum (feat. A$AP Rocky & Project Pat)
- Holy Will (feat. Ian Isiah)
- Dagenham Dream
- Nappy Wonder
- Runnin’ (feat. Georgia Anne Muldrow)
- Out Of Your League (feat. Steve Lacy)
- Minetta Creek