Daily Archives: June 11, 2012
“I wanna lay next to you when our glory fades/And I wanna lay next to you, I’ll never turn away”
There’s something about Matthew E. White’s voice that cuts right through me, and I mean that in the best possible way. In his debut single, “One of These Days,” White sings about redemption and love with a voice that soothes, placates and philosophizes. It’s the kind of voice that makes you drift into a dreamy state of mind and your troubles slink away. And while his voices soothes, horns lift and the strings provide a texture grounding the song in strength and optimism. It’s the kind of song you’ll want to hear over and over and over, at least, until White brings us some more masterpieces in August with the release of his debut Big Inner. Check out the jazzy love tune below.
Frankie Ocean is back at it again. If you are familiar with Frank Ocean, the R&B Odd Future affiliate, then this recent internet single entitled “Pyramids” should be no surprise from his other work. Filled with his signature smooth soulful vocals and interesting spacey lyrics, Frank Ocean has been one of the big buzzing modern R&B artists after releasing his huge mixtape Nostalgia / Ultra last year. Now gearing up for his debut album, Channel Orange, Mr. Ocean gave the fans this song, “Pyramids”, which tells the story of Cleopatra, the ancient Egyptian Pharaoh, who turns out to be a stripper prostitute in modern times working in a Las Vegas Pyramid-shaped strip club. The song draws in some Electronic Dance Music influences and as well as building upon Ocean’s style to give listeners a possible preview of what is to come on the album which is set to be released on July 17. In the meantime, listen to and download the track below, decode the lyrics on RapGenius, and check out Frank’s newly announced US tour dates after the jump. -D. Gold