A friend sent me a clip of Frank Ocean
's from his lauded Nostalgia/ultra mix tape. It's an ode to gettin down au natural over the music to MGMT's Electric Feel. Since I loved the original, I had a time swallowing this R n B crooner with a Prince like delivery talking about how he's been "meaning to fuck you in the garden"
I almost gave up on it, but then read some articles on the internet on how Mr. Ocean and this artist from Toronto, The Weeknd
, were the NEW thing in RnB. SO I decided to give his mixtape nostalgia/ultra
a chance, and im very glad i did
While its not a neo soul revival in sound, its definitely a throwback to 70s soul when it comes to raw, honest, heartfelt singer-songwriter material. Something that is desperately needed in a Drake
-ified RnB landscaped
It's Kanye West
without the insecurity, bravado and wall of sound.. just straight from the heart.
You wont be hearing any sci-fi , bleeding edge music production: it clearly takes a backseat to story, voice and pain. …