The R&B crooner and amazing song writer known as Frank Ocean is set to release his latest album and embark on his multi-city tour, both tentatively titled ‘Channel Orange‘, but before the album drops we prepare our eyes and ears for the many pre-release reviews. One review from BBC 1 Xtra‘s Max has posted a preview via her personal webblog with the following excerpt, which you can view after the jump!
Frank has also opened up about his sexuality on the album, we think it’s brave and admire him for being so honest and sharing such a personal aspect of his life through his music. On the songs ‘Bad Religion’ ‘Pink Matter and ‘Forrest Gump’ you can hear him sing about being in love and there are quite obvious words used like ‘him’ and not ‘her’.
In the world we live in now we can’t see this being an issue or why it should be?? But we do commend him for not continuing a facade and conforming to what a Hip Hop so called rule book expects, we say live your life and be yourself. If you love women and men, that’s your business.
Powerful and unexpecting to say the least, we can only wait to hear these mentioned songs when the album releases. But before that, we ask the entire urban world: Would this potential news help or harm Frank Ocean’s career? Will it make some fans turn against his highly respected craft? What are your thoughts?
Update: Frank Just blogged the following on his personal site: