Monday, August 15, 2016

pleasing to the ears | creatives of colo(u)r

This month's Creatives of Colo(u)r post topic is dedicated to sharing our favourite musicians of colour!
Frank Ocean


Whilst I'm still waiting on Frank to stop playing and finally drop his newest album, I will continue to listen to one of my greatest musical loves, his first album Channel Orange. Without a shadow of a doubt this was one of the first albums I heard where every song is pure perfection to listen to. Each song has the ability to transport me to another dimension and the whole album feels like some sort of philosophical self discovery for Frank himself.


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Kali Uchis 


I discovered Kali Uchis' music fairly recently and she has quickly become one of my favourite people to listen to at any given time. I would say her musical style is most closely aligned to alternative R&B however I admire that she does not particularly conform to any one genre, for example the song "I Know What I Want" has a very reggae vibe to it. Her music videos are also some of the most aesthetically pleasing I think I've seen, each very similar to a short film and often retro inspired, dreamy and pink hued.


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Raleigh Ritchie


I don't even recall when I first listened to Raleigh Ritchie but I remember liking the calmness of his voice and the fact that you can still hear his accent when he sings. The Chased was the first song I heard by him and I love the urgency for escapism present in the lyrics of the song.  

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