There was a day, way back, when I refused to listen to anything but The Beatles. And then I was introduced to Frank Ocean and everything changed. His lyrics educate my generation on subjects other’s shy away from without sounding patronising and it’s hard not to find yourself singing along to his songs.
Having just released his album ‘Channel Orange’, his music is what all the ‘cool’ kids are listening too and what all us ‘uncool’ kids (not really) , so used to listening to the likes of The Smiths and Bruce Springsteen, should be listening too. I can’t get enough of ‘Bad Religion’; from the introduction to the end, it is lyrically perfect.
Although I find myself secretly judging myself for even starting to write this blog post because this goes against so many of my music morals, Frank Ocean is worth it.
“Taxi driver, be my shrink for the hour. Leave the meter running, it’s rush house so take the streets if you want, just outrun the demons, could you?”