You can listen to “Super Rich Kids” by Frank Ocean (ft. Earl Sweatshirt) below:
This is my favorite Frank Ocean song because of its sincere, raw emotion. You don’t typically hear about the troubles that come with being wealthy because most popular music discusses how being rich and famous is amazing. On top of that, Ocean samples Mary J. Blige’s “Real Love,” which is interesting in itself.
Listen to this song in its entirety, and then listen again. Once you soak it in and understand it, you can use it as a background song because of its smooth composition. It’s a dynamic song because its lyrics require your full attention, but its composition encourages relaxation.
The 1975, an English alternative rock band, deliver in their catchy song “Chocolate”.
Although the song was released last March, it is just starting to gain popularity in the US. The 1975 are a band to keep on your radar because I am expecting great things from them in the future. “Chocolate” is about the vicious cycle of addiction, which is quite fitting considering that the song itself is dangerously addicting.
Jay Z and Beyoncé do not disappoint in this track, which you can listen to here:
In a “Bonnie & Clyde” continuation, Bey and Jay sing about the sacrifices they’re willing to make for each other. The song is simple, yet extremely engaging and mesmerizing. The melody and background instrumental give the song an 80s feel and the lyrics are just so human. This is a refreshing and realistic take on the difficulties of love. It doesn’t hurt that we get more insight into one of Hollywood’s most powerful couples.
Who wants that perfect love story anyway? Anyway? Cliché, cliché, cliché, cliché.