Despite the controversies of Frank Ocean’s letter he wrote in early July 2012 about his sexuality, it’s no surprise that his new album “Channel Orange” will have big attention from the media, his regular fans and new fans. A particular song on the album called “Thinkin Bout You” is rumored that the song had raised eyebrows to some of his fans about his sexuality. I listened to the song and I liked it! It has a very laid back feel to it, and I do not feel like the song makes me confused of Ocean’s sexuality.
The song delivers a subtle vibe that makes a person reminisce of someone he or she was or is in love with. Even though Frank reveals the song is about a male lover in his publicized letter, he explains how he fell in love with a guy when he was younger that is expressed through the song. In my opinion, I appreciate his musical talents, and will continue to embrace the songs I like by Frank Ocean.
Everyone is entitled to his and her opinion about their favorite artist publicizing personal news about themselves, but for me, it’s all about the music. Take a listen to what I think is a good song to play when you’re in deep thought about someone.
Listen: Frank Ocean- “Thinkin Bout You”
Monique Williams-Arnold (@bysimplymonique)