About Frank Ocean
Not long ago, Frank Ocean was 'that guy.' The one who washed cars, mowed lawns and walked dogs for pocket change. Then he was the man fleeing New Orleans once Hurricane Katrina hit. Finally, he was the guy who worked out a songwriting deal in LA, then woke up one morning and made headlines worldwide by blogging about his sexuality.
The real musical journey of Frank Ocean (born Christopher Breaux) actually began when he was a few years old, raised in the local jazz scene in Louisiana. In 2005, when Katrina hit New Orleans his recording facility was destroyed by floodwater and looting. It was then that Ocean made the choice to move to Los Angeles, where he developed a career that has made him the talk of the industry.
Ocean thinks of himself as existing outside of any conventional music genre. He's part of the alternative hip hop collective OFWGKTA (aka Odd Future), and started his career as a ghostwriter for the likes of Justin Bieber, Brandy and John Legend. And fans really started talking about Ocean when his debut album, "Channel Orange," was rushed out a week early to rave reviews back in 2012. I touched on everything from Pink Floyd to Marvin Gaye and Jimi Hendrix, but certainly didn't nurture one sound over another.
Ocean's second album is nearly finished, and he's revealed that he's worked with the likes of the Creator, Pharrell Williams and Danger Mouse to get it done. He's also stated that he was influenced by The Beach Boys and the Beatles during the recording process.
One song that could be included on the aforementioned project? The track "Hero" was made available for download on SoundCloud on March 10, 2014. It's a collaboration with Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Diplo as part of Converse's Three Artists. One Song series.
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