“channel ORANGE” is one of my most anticipated albums for this year, and probably my most anticipated albums in a long, long, long time. I can’t remember the last time I sat to myself and thought “I can’t wait for that album.” I generally practice patience and can wait. Good thing comes to those who wait. I still had to wait for this album, but man was it such a build up.
Some of you, if not many, should have heard of Frank Ocean. Either by the songs he has written, the albums he has helped produced, or a few songs he has been featured on. Most strongly, for those into the pop/hip hop scene will obviously have heard of Jay-Z and Kanye West’s album “Watch the Throne” that had a crazy amount of hype around it (deserving of course, but still a lot of hype). Frank Ocean is directly featured on the songs “No Church in the Wild” and “Made in America.” Indirectly, fans of Justin Bieber, Brandy, or John Legend may have heard a few of his contributions in lyrics.
Last year Frank Ocean released his mixtape “nostalgia, ULTRA” (starting the lower-case, upper-case titling of albums, mixtapes, etc.). Off of that mixtape, “Novacane” and “Swim Good” became solid singles. Read more