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[THOUGHTS] Frank Ocean’s Recent Withdrawals Lead to Recollections of Inconsistency

In the months following Frank Ocean’s critically acclaimed Blonde album, he has been, contrary to the past, in line with what is now expected, if not demanded, of popular artists in contemporary times: a continuous stream of releases, consistent and thorough tour dates, and a general transparency and communicability with one’s audience are about all it takes […]

[DEEP DIVE] Music and the Metaphysical

  Music and the Metaphysical: An Examinaton        “‘If music be the food of love, play on; / give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, / the appetite may sicken, and so die,” says the Bard in the opening of his play, Twelfth Night, and in doing so, he provides some profound and […]