Last night, Frank Ocean released (“dropped”) a non-album track via his Tumblr page that acts both lyrically and sonically as an epilogue to his recently praised album Channel Orange. Though Ocean’s signature falsetto is nowhere to be found on “Blue Whale,” a song he raps instead of sings on, it’s still full of his corner-of-the-room thoughts, […]
John Hiatt - "Have A Little Faith in Me"
Frank Ocean - "Lost"
Los Angeles band and QM friends Harriet have been recording a new album and releasing cover videos while they’re doing it. They put up the first session on YouTube the other day, and it’s a split of John Hiatt’s 1988 “Have A Little Faith in Me” and Frank Ocean’s recent “Lost.” In the days before […]
Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange is one of our favorite albums of the year. Aside from the hype around his personal life, it’s an honest record of love and loss, rejection and courage in a context that matters. What we’re seeing with Drake, what we have seen for years with Kanye, and what we’re seeing with […]
With the release of his major label debut Channel Orange, Odd Future crooner Frank Ocean strikes paradoxical gold. The singer’s delicate voice plays over A-list guest appearances, controversial blog posts and witty musings on the hypocrisy of success. Despite his accessible old school vocals, Ocean proves he’s nobody’s darling and that the outsider throne fits just right. Last year’s […]
It turns out that Odd Future does not only produce high energy, disturbed controversy-seeking music. Instead, the crew still boasts the likes of Frank Ocean, a women obsessed, loverboy who enjoys singing just as much as rapping. O ya, and he sounds plenty similar to current hit maker Drake. Things definitely sound odd here.