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On repeat – Frank Ocean

April 14, 2011

I was almost praying for something new and then I discovered Frank Ocean. At first it felt like a guilty pleasure, but then it was love love love. I promise you an easy and sweet listen.

Frank Ocean some of you might already know from the hip-hop collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All and he is also known as the songwriter Christopher “Lonny” Breaux and has done some writing for John Ledgend, Brandy and the boy with the lesbian haircut, Justin Bieber. Impressive for a 23 year old kid from New Orleans.

The story goes like this Frank was signed by Island Def Jam and they kept ignoring him. Frank put matters in his own hands and put out “Nostalgia,Ultra” for free on his Tumblr. I say thank you Frank and I love you!

The whole album is summertime, but personal favorites are “Songs for women”, “Swim well”, “We all try”, “American Wedding”, ” Dust”, and “Nature Feels” You will find bits and pieces of music that you know, Coldplay’s “Strawberry Swing”, The Eagles “Hotel California”, MGMT’s “Electric Feel” and the cool sound of tapes rewinding, fastforwarding and stopping. This is sweet, sweet R&B.

Enjoy! And you can download here!

“Swim good”

“We all try”

 

 

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