This All-Piano Cover Album of Frank Ocean's 'Blonde' is a Tranquil Escape
Frank Ocean's been steadily releasing music since the arrival of his two album bomb, Endless and Blonde, last summer. And the only thing that's matched Frank's output in the space between has been the number of respective takes the surprise releases have inspired. There's the chopped-never-slopped version, courtesy of DJ Slim K and The Chopstars, the house-laced version a la Kweku Saunderson and now an all-piano cover that's surfaced with no attributable hand behind it.
The good folks at DJ Booth brought the project to our attention, and it's about the best possible way to score your rainy Sunday routine, where Blonde becomes a full and dynamic ivory suite, tracing the singer's melodies with surgical precision. Slip into a little tranquility with the all-piano cover album below. Frank Ocean's Blonde is out now and can be purchased via iTunes today. Head over to Apple Music to hear the last five episodes of his blondedRADIO show on Beats 1 and scroll on to peep Ocean's full slate of tour dates, stateside and abroad.
Frank Ocean Tour Dates:
May 19-21 @ Hangout Festial - Gulf Shores, AL
May 25-28 @ Gorge Amphitheatre - George, WA
May 31 @ Parc del Fòrum - Barcelona, Spain
Jun 09 @ Søren Frichsvej / Huginsvej - Aarhus, Denmark
Jun 10-11 @ Heaton Park - Manchester, United Kingdom
Jul 14-15 @ Victoria Park London - London, United Kingdom
Jul 22-23 @ Exposition Park - Los Angeles, CA
Jul 27 @ Burl’s Creek Event Grounds - Oro Medonte, Canada
Jul 28 @ Randall's Island Park - New York, NY
Jul 30 @ Burl's Creek Event Grounds - Oro Medonte, Canada
Aug 10 @ Slottsskogen - Uddevalla, Sweden
Aug 11 @ Parrukatu - Helsinki, Finland