If, like me, you were among the people experiencing pure agony during the excruciating length of time between Frank Ocean dropping Channel Orange and Blond, then you’re probably just as excited about any and every Frank-related musical production after Blonde, which includes singles like ‘Biking‘ and ‘Slide‘. And now, a mysterious project titled Piano Tribute to Frank Ocean made by an artist only identifiable as Blond Piano has popped up online. The album presents a beautiful cover of Ocean’s most recent album, replacing his vocals with sweet piano melodies that make me want to melt into a lounge chair and forget about all the problems in the world. Although half of Ocean’s musical prowess lies in his powerful lyrics and storytelling abilities, this instrumental cover album is a work of art in itself and definitely worth listening to, particularly for Frank Ocean fans still recovering from the 2012-2016 drought.
For maximum chill, you can listen to the album below.
- Words: Ikumi Cooray