“…The attention to detail that goes into his songs is astonishing.
He sings Crack Rock with a hint of fractured breathiness that his sound engineer tried to iron out.
“He said, ‘Are we really going to let this slide?’
And I was like, ‘Yes, because that’s how a smoker would sing.’”
Music, more than any other art form, demands autobiography: we want our singers to be giving us authentic love or pain; we want to believe it’s first-hand.
Fortunately, Frank Ocean is a natural-born storyteller…”
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