New Music: Frank Ocean’s channel ORANGE
Supposedly out on July 17, OFWGKTA’s vocalist, Frank Ocean decided to drop the digital version of his eagerly anticipated debut album, channel ORANGE, a week earlier. (Listen to all the tracks above.) In what has been hailed as a Grammy-potential, the 17-track album delves into Ocean’s greater musical self, showcasing his highly lauded soulful vocal chops and peppered with a memorably aromatic songwriting palette. What’s even more respectful is that this isn’t one of those hurriedly concocted pop albums, there’s a wealth of storytelling value in every track —a rarity. Get the album on iTunes, or if you’re on a budget, get “Sweet LIFE” and “Pyramids” on Kiss My Culture for zilch.