July 11, 2012

Frank Ocean "Channel Orange" MOST Important Album Since Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill

Listen to some of the tracks from the new album below... Will radio take notice? 

"Channel Orange" Is The MOST Important R&B Album Since "Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill" by BRITTANY LEWIS/Global Grind

Channel Orange serves as a vivid channel with HD details of Frank Ocean's deepest thoughts and rawest emotions. The title Channel Orange is reportedly the color Frank saw when he first fell in love, but the color orange is also a power color said to inspire creativity and boast the power to heal.

Besides the tracks receiving overwhelming approval: "Pyramids," "Bad Religion, "Pink Matter" and "Forrest Gump," tracks like "Sierra Leone" grab my attention.

"Sierra Leone" seems to be the tale of a teenage love affair that describes Frank's irresponsibility, but metaphorically describes him being in possession of her "preciousness" to that of the African nation of Sierra Leone's precious minerals.

The love ballad "Sierra Leone" is a stark contrast to the homosexual expressions vocalized in "Forrest Gump," and seems quite blissful compared to the bittersweet-ness of the self-proclaimed realest love.After listening to his track "Thinkin Bout You" (released a little over a year ago) a little deeper, I realized that the lyrics weren't about the heterosexual love affair I constructed in my own single-woman thoughts, but are about that faithful summer when he was 19.

....listen to some of the tracks on the next page

Read the rest of this article at GlobalGrind.com

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