“You have to find a voice in it.”
“Close to You” is no simple interlude; it is a calling out into the void for ease.
“Self Control,” produced by Malay, Jon Brion, and Frank Ocean, is all about timing and the losses which come by way of poor timing in love.
“Within Frank’s fresh hell, he finds his heaven.”
“Pink + White” might feel disjointed and abrupt on first pass, but the song works as ‘Blonde’ works, as living memory.
I speak so obtusely because, four years on, it’s still hard for me to wrap my mind around what “Nikes” means to me.
Frank Ocean chooses himself with his boundaries, making him an anomaly.
The album is not the artist, but the artist can always make another album.
Since 'Blonde,' Frank has released several songs that stand among the best of his career and collaborations with numerous high-profile artists. Time to rank them.
Happiness means not being able to feel Frank Ocean’s music on a gut level. So maybe “happiness” isn't even real happiness after all.
"The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between." —Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Often, we are at our most brave when we are in tears.