I wrote a bit here about Frankie, and his new album, Channel Orange. Photo by Nabil Elderkin, from my Spin feature on him.
Excerpts from my notes written during the listening session:
this talented motherfucker
this dude is a total student of his predecessors
really doe? the fuck!!
this is like when kellz first emerged or d’angelo
is this what people felt like when they first heard purple rain or hot buttered soul
depth of the production is bazonkers
epic. amazing. i need better speakers.
THIS DUDE IS LIKE A FUCKING BEACON IN THE FUCKING NIGHT
this song is making me think about the afghan poppy trade. WHAT THE HELL THO
fundamental respect for women and women’s work
FRANK THE FUCK THO DOG!
Obviously, I think that the record is good.