Blood Orange as lead by Dev Hynes has released a visual for a single released over the weekend called “Sandra Smile,” a tribute to Sandra Bland, who died under suspicious circumstances in police custody in July. The video is directed by Hynes and shot by Jack Pearce. Look for a cameo appearance by musicians Jungle Pussy and Ian Isiah plus a dance performance by Waffle Crew. Check out some of the lyrics below, as shown in Hyne’s notebook.
In good news for Blood Orange fans, the group also has announced plans for a benefit live performance at the Apollo Theater in Harlem on December 12th.