So Frank Ocean is probably the most talked about musician of July 2012 so far (won’t say indefinitely, as Lady Gaga has been quiet recently which makes me feel she’s about to do something insane and horrific). But on the subject of Frank, I’m not one for hype hence my poor punctuality on this one. I still haven’t read his epic ‘bisexual’ coming out note on tumblr, I simply don’t give a shit. I grab boobs when I have the opportunity and so do loads of other girls, its 2012 and shouldn’t be a big deal…I certainly wouldn’t write notes about it (conveniently just as my album drops). I was dubious about even listening to the album – but hey – I got ‘Pyramids’ recommended to me and I was digging his track ‘Novacane’ so I gave it a try…and yep, its blown me away.
God knows what he’s talking about half the time, and in parts I don’t like the beat that much but then there’s some epic futura deep-house esque breakdown in the middle and the lyrics come back like POW POW POW…and I’m gone.
“Big sun coming strong through the motel blinds
Wake up to your girl for now, let’s call her Cleopatra
I watch you fix your hair
Then put your panties on in the mirror, Cleopatra
Then your lipstick, Cleopatra
Then your six-inch heels
She’s headed to the pyramid”.
Not listened to the rest of Channel Orange properly yet, but I might give it a try now.