Blood Orange drops new improvisational piano track
“Evil N****r” was first performed by Dev Hynes at the Black Power Live festival, and is based on a composition by Julius Eastman.
July 28, 2020
Devonté Hynes, the producer and songwriter behind Blood Orange, has released "Evil N****r," a nearly seven-minute long improvisational piano piece based on a composition of the same name by Julius Eastman. Described as a "piano meditation" on the original song, the piece was performed and recorded at Verse, Los Angeles. First performed by Hynes at FORM and Jammcard's Black Power Live festival, "Evil N****r" is his first new music since the release of his score for last year's Melina Matsoukas-directed Queen & Slim. Listen to "Evil N****r" above.