Fans were on pins and needles at last weekend’s FYF in Los Angeles, fearing the elusive Frank Ocean may not show up again.
Ocean is a rare talent catalogers and writers have a hell of a time classifying. In fact, any one of his albums can fit into multiple musical genres: contemporary pop, hip-hop, psychedelic pop, R&B, alt-R&B, soul, avant-garde, etc. There are multiple Reddit threads dedicated solely to debating how to categorize his music.
Given his range, when this ultra-versatile musician and music lover, whose playlists show a wide-ranging taste, covered a 1984 hit from the Nigerian disco star, Steve Monite, the sound felt natural and fit right into Oceanic soundscapes.
Listen to this upbeat and precise cover and add another tag to your Frank Ocean catalog: disco.
To get into Frank Ocean’s head, or at least just his ears a little bit, listen to the fan-compiled playlist called “Frank Ocean’s Favorite Songs” based on a list here and another playlist Ocean himself has put together.