Frank Ocean | nostalgia, Ultra.

Posted 02 Mar 2011   Music,Respect

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“Frank Ocean weaves stories together that depict the realities of relationships with the opposite sex and gone-but-not-forgotten memories. Following a 22-second interlude that borrows the name of a storied multiplayer gaming franchise, the opening track strawberry swing sets the raw tone for an album that, in equal parts, celebrates and longs for love. Ocean opens with a vivid recollection of childhood companionship, gently singing, “When we were kids/we hand-painted strawberries on a swing/every moment was so precious then.” Simple yet image-laden lyrics like this reveal that Ocean doesn’t struggle with the notion of songwriting. He writes what he sees and how he feels; a method followed by legends from Dylan to D’Angelo.”-[Madbury Music]

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