Dev Hynes, aka Blood Orange, has shared the video for “Dagenham Dream,” off his latest album Negro Swan, out now through Domino.
“Dagenham Dream” is the fifth video to be produced from Negro Swan. It follows on the desert-dazed dream of the A$AP Rocky-featuring “Chewing Gum,” which found the two artists riding dune buggies alone in an expansive desert. That video was a vision of obscene wealth and isolation, but “Dagenham Dream” is more lo-fi, more focused on the unglamorous moments of simply being alive. Shot on what looks like iPhone-level quality, the video focuses on a group of friends skating, smoking and sharing their lives together. It’s a far cry from the action-movie aesthetics of “Chewing Gum,” but just as valid a representation of the type of life Hynes is trying to encapsulate.
In addition to the video, Hynes has announced a limited run of 2019 tour dates. Find the full list further down.
Check out the video for “Dagenham Dream” and Blood Orange’s 2012 Daytrotter session below.
Blood Orange 2019 Tour Dates:
16 – Mexico City, Mexico @ Bahidora Festival
17 – Miami, Fla. @ III Points Festival
19 – New Orleans, La. @ Joy Theater
20 – Houston, Texas @ White Oak Music Hall
22 – Austin, Texas @ Emo’s
23 – Dallas, Texas @ Granada Theatre
25 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Variety Playhouse
26 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Cannery Ballroom
27 – Asheville, N.C. @ Orange Peel
01 – Baltimore, Md. @ Rams Head Live!
02 – Richmond, Va. @ The National