Following in Anderson Cooper’s tracks by publicly coming out, a new celebrity is opening up about his sexuality.
Many people are speculating that American R&B singer Frank Ocean has come out of the closet in the lyrics of his new studio release Channel Orange. The album is not due out until July 17, but already some songs are turning heads with their message.
The problem with conveying a message through song is that, because of metaphors and colorful lyricism, it can get lost or confused in translation.
Channel Orange was showcased to London press and some people were quick to latch on to the either gay and/or bisexual references it reportedly makes. On the website This Is Max, a review of the album relayed these sexuality allusions.
“Frank has also opened up about his sexuality on the album,” the article reads. “We think it’s brave and admire him for being so honest and sharing such a personal aspect of his life through his music.”
Referring to the album’s track list, songs like “Bad Religion,” “Pink Matter,” and “Forrest Gump,” the reviewer claims that Ocean sings about “being in love and there are quite obvious words used like ‘him’ and not ‘her.’”
A commercial for Channel Orange aired during the BET Awards this past weekend. None of the aforementioned tracks were featured on the spot.
Ocean has previously achieved chart success with songs “Novacane” and “Swim Good.”
The album’s reviewer finished up on a positive note, encouraging Ocean.
“In the world we live in now we can’t see this being an issue or why it should be??” it read. “If you love women and men, that’s your business.”
Now, it’s all our business.