Blood Orange Debuts “Sandra’s Smile”

A new song and video from Dev Hynes.

As promised, a new Blood Orange track appeared today. Like much of Hynes' work, "Sandra's Smile" has an '80s pop-funk foundation. But the drum programming is heftier than usual—there's a firm presence in the beat, and even a hint of trap. On Twitter, Hynes shared the song's lyrics along with a picture of Sandra Bland, who died this year in a Texas prison.

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Hynes also directed and edited a clip for the track, which features Waffle Crew, Junglepussy, and Ian Isiah. Watch below, and read the artist's FADER cover story.

Blood Orange Debuts “Sandra’s Smile”