Frank Ocean’s music gets in-depth analysis in Spotify Studios’ Dissect podcast, stream the first episode now
Over the course of two seasons, Spotify’s award-winning Dissect podcast broke down Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly with the hopes to develop a deeper understanding of the artists and what their music conveys about the human experience.
Accordingly, Frank Ocean’s Blonde is the new subject for Dissect’s third season.
Season three of Dissect will see the host, Cole Cuchna, spending hundreds of hours breaking the lyrical and musical detail of Ocean with a six-episode mini-series on Channel Orange, followed by eleven episodes on Blonde. With an analytical, All Songs Considered NPR-style, and a deep love and appreciation for his music, Cuchna surpasses all previous delves into Ocean’s life work.
“I have a soft spot for artists who use their platform to challenge and progress the art form, not rest on the success they’ve had in the past,” Dissect’s host Cole Cuchna told Pigeons & Planes, “Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, and Frank Ocean have all done that, and we absolutely need these types of artists in the world, especially when they have such a massive reach.
“Frank Ocean has an incredibly interesting story. As I was researching his music and his background, I realized that his art and his personal actions move in parallel in pursuit of the same thing: truth and authenticity.”
The first episode of season three, which begins by discussing Ocean’s early life in New Orleans, his move to Los Angeles after Hurricane Katrina, and moves into his landmark 2011 mixtape Nostalgia, Ultra, is available for streaming now.
Listen to it here.
H/T: Pigeons & Planes