Thursday, June 28, 2012

mp3 | frank ocean | pyramids

frank ocean has been a key player in the (formerly) grassroots movement to revive and reinvent modern r&b. the release of his debut mixtape nostalgia early last year combined with the works of artists like the weeknd and how to dress well has managed to carve out a significant niche, that while never dead, had receded into relative obscurity.  the scene is in full swing now and with tracks like "pyramids," it's not hard to understand why. a lengthy journey of r&b brilliance, pitchfork nailed it when they wrote: "the song's a 10-minute r&b event, traveling from club banger ancient egypt... to the slow jam strip club."  ocean's upcoming full-length, channel orange is slated for a july 17 release date via def jam and as always, stream the new single above or download it (right click, save link as) here.