And they're an... Ocean of information.
The Dean sits down with some of the most personal releases of the year: Frank Ocean's 'Blond(e)' and Blood Orange's 'Freetown Sound.'
‘Blond’ will probably go straight to number one, though.
'Blond(e)' is interested in the physical process of determining identities, the endless task of self-definition and self-improvement.
Ocean’s dialogue around his sexuality is the same as his approach to music: open and vulnerable, but equally unclassifiable.
Turns out, the woman behind those "drugs are bad for you" voicemails is not Frank's mom.
'Blond(e)' is not the straightforward hip-hop, R&B, and funk of his previous records. It is music to speak truth to power, crafted solely to tell Ocean’s story.
"Boys do cry, but I don't think I shed a tear for a good chunk of my teenage years. It's surprisingly my favorite part of life so far."
His first album since ‘Channel Orange’ has finally arrived.