MTV gives high marks to Frank Ocean’s Lollapalooza performance

Frank Ocean's Lollapalooza performance earns praise from MTV

MTV gives high marks to Frank Ocean’s Lollapalooza performance
06 August 2012

Ever since he came out as bisexual, Frank Ocean’s concerts, and album, have been earning high praise. The R&B singer performed this weekend in Chicago, at the concert called Lollapalooza. Despite a rainstorm, and a jumbled up schedule, Ocean impressed the writers  at MTV.

‘Though if he was feeling the pressure, you wouldn’t have known it, as he delivered a performance that was emotive, evocative and edgy,’ MTV noted in its review. ‘He might not have had the technological firepower that the Peppers or Avicii possessed, but that didn’t take away from his performance in the least. If anything, it added to it.’

Ocean’s set was going on at the same time as the Red Hot Chill Peppers and Avicii.

While the singer mostly kept things on the bright side, he did refer to the recent publicity before singing ‘Bad Religion." He said the song was ‘important’ and he was ‘just taking some freedom for myself.’

The song, from his solo album Channel Orange, has the following lyric: ‘If it brings me to my knees, it’s a bad religion.’  He also sang the tune on NBC’s The Jimmy Fallon Show, approximately a week after he came out.

On 4 July, the 24 year old used his Tumblr account to describe a love affair, when he was 19, he had with a man.

‘Most of the time I’d see him, and his smile. I’d hear his conversation and his silence…until it was time to sleep. Sleep I would often share with him. By the time I realized I was in love, it was malignant. It was hopeless.’

 

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