After the speculation a few weeks ago over Mr.Oceans sexuality the singer clearly hasn’t been fazed over the comments made by the media and brought forth his debut album Channel Orange, which to no surprise received great feedback before the release date. The singer, who is part of the Odd Future collective, made his way through featuring on tracks by artists such as Kendrick Lamar and Tyler the Creator and releasing his own mix tape Nostalgia/Ultra in February 2011 where he sang over songs by artists such as MGMT’s electric feel and Coldplay’s Strawberry Swing. Channel Orange has a bunch of tracks that are abstractly written like Pyramids and Bad Religion which is the norm for Mr.Ocean’s style. The album features collaborations with artist and producer Andre 3000, John Mayer and fellow Odd future member Earl Sweatshirt. Overall Ocean has used this album to project his feelings towards the world in which many agree making the album a hit before its release.
Channel Orange has a personal diary type feel as Ocean expresses his feelings across the whole album, looking at tracks such as Forrest Gump, Super Rich Kids and Interlude Not Just Money you can see that Ocean states his opinion freely and quite rightly so as an independent artist with the rights to voice his emotions about society and current affairs. Overall the album is controversial and a realists approach to consumer society and the diversity of todays people. Channel Orange is now available for purchase on iTunes and most retails stores and definitely an album to have in your collection!
Written By Sharren Taylor