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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Zaynab
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8 comments:

  1. this is so gorgeous!!! so pleasing! really inspired by the layout of this post :) i'm going to have to check out raleigh ritchie x

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    1. Aw thank you so much melody that means alot as I'm honestly always in awe of the collages you make for your blog! Also you defintley should check out Raleigh Ritchie your ears will not be dissapointed! x

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  2. I'm waiting for Frank to stop playing and drop his new album too, but I guess in the meantime I'll check out Kali Uchis and Raleigh Ritchie, they seem awesome!

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    1. I love Frank but at this point him actually releasing the new album is a lost cause and yes definitley check those two out theyre great!!

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  3. i can't wait for boys don't cry!! i've been looking for music recommendations recently - definitely looking forward to finding out more about raleigh ritchie and kali uchis. cute post, by the way - i love the way that you included your favourite lyrics for each artist x

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    1. Thank you!!! And same i really do hope the new album comes out soon! x

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  4. Frank is really playing around now, but I'm still listening to Channel Orange on repeat too. The first song I listened to on that album was Bad Religion and I instantly fell in love. I should start listening to Kali Uchis; I've heard great things about her. Great post!

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    1. Bad Religion is such a great song definitley gets me thinking too! I hope you do check Kali Uchis out too though, shes amazing!!

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