Blood Orange: Do You See My Skin Through the Flames
A week of songs inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement
Written under his “Blood Orange” moniker, Devonte Hynes wrote this piece as a collection of his thoughts, a delve into the life, and mind, of a person of color in the modern world. Racial profiling, murder, stereotyping, all things that people of color face daily. It is less of a song, and more of a stream of consciousness set to music.
“I ain’t got nothing left to give you/and I’m too tired, to even talk about it/while watching the fire/tasting pain coming from a place of truth”