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Channel ORANGE

Album by Frank Ocean
2012, 17 tracks, 55 mins 47 sec

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Album Info

"Channel ORANGE"

Released

  • Jan 01, 2012

Genres

  • R&B

Label

  • Def Jam

Producer

  • Frank Ocean
  • Jonathan Ikpeazu
  • Malay
  • Om'Mas Keith
  • Pharrell Williams
  • Shea Taylor
  • Tyler, the Creator

Studio

  • EastWest, Hollywood, CA
  • Henson, Hollywood, CA
  • Manhattan Sound Recording, New York, NY
  • The Record Plant, Hollywood, CA
  • San Ysidro, Beverly Hills, CA
  • Studio for the Talented and Gifted, Los Angeles, CA
  • Westlake, Los Angeles, CA

About

Channel Orange (stylized as channel ORANGE) is the debut studio album by American R&B singer and songwriter Frank Ocean. After releasing his mixtape Nostalgia, Ultra in 2011, Ocean began writing new songs with Malay, a producer and songwriter who assisted him with recording the album at EastWest Studios in Hollywood. Rather than rely on samples as he had with his mixtape, Ocean wanted to approach sound and song structure differently on Channel Orange. He titled the album as a reference to the neurological phenomenon grapheme-color synesthesia and the color he claimed to have perceived during the summer he first fell in love.
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