Frank Ocean is one of a kind. With every single or project, Frank reveals how unparalleled he is at putting us in our feelings. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have a signature style, or that said style couldn’t be easily duplicated.
Twitter user @LeftAtLondon, who is also a musician, proved this in her new viral video. Sure there are college classes and podcasts dedicated to dissecting the process of Ocean, but Left breaks it down in a short 2-minute video that has attracted over 60,000 likes.
She argues that all you need is a couple instruments (no drums though), nostalgic, nature-filled lyrics, a pitch shift, and a classic hook to make a “Fake Ocean” song circa Blonde era. Take a listen to her rendition below.
The song is overwhelmingly on point, and the end product sounds a lot like it could fit right between “Nikes” and “Solo.” "Admittedly I’ve been noticing patterns in Blonde and Endless that I just had to point out,” Left told Mashable. She recently released her first EP Transgender Street Legend Vol. 1.
One of the highlight of this parody is the interpolation of John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads.”
"I just didn’t know what song to pitch shift until I had country roads stuck in my head yesterday morning!" she said.
Some people are so into the parody, they’re asking her to drop it. Of course, it wouldn’t be a truly Frank Ocean-inspired track unless she waited years to release.