WVAU’s #7 Song of 2016: "Nikes" by Frank Ocean

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WVAU’s #7 Song of 2016: "Nikes" by Frank Ocean

Tristin Ralph

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On August 20th, I found out that boys do, in fact, cry. After fours years of cryptic messages, twitter memes, and seemingly endless delays, Frank Ocean surprised us all with “Blonde‰Û. The “Thinkin Bout You‰” singer finally emerged from his hiatus to bless us all, kicking off his highly-anticipated album with the spacey Nikes. The wavy synths and modulated vocals create a unique sound that carries a story of pleasure, loss, and excess. Equal parts monument to hedonism and cultural critique, the track feels as surreal as 2016 has felt.

Frank Ocean – ‘Nikes’ from DoBeDo Productions on Vimeo.