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Kevin Abstract - American Boyfriend

Discussion in 'Potential next big things' started by ohnostalgia, Nov 20, 2016.

  1. ohnostalgia

    ohnostalgia Staff Member

    @Remyky22 posted about Kevin Abstract in the Frank Ocean thread and I completely second their recommendation. Do you love atmospheric R&B? Do you like supporting queer artists of colour? Do you like good music? Give Kevin a spin! cc: @MarlonBrando86 @Mr.Arroz

    Here's a much more articulate article about his new album American Boyfriend. Oh and a Fader Profile!



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    Last edited: Nov 20, 2016
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  2. eccentricsimply

    eccentricsimply Staff Member

    I love how teenager this album is. I think because we have a very close age his references are very much in line to the stuff I listened to growing up - I read about Goo Goo Dolls and Vanessa Carlton and yes - and his writing voice is very easily relatable. It's a cherry on the top that he's also queer.

    Yellow sounds like (my) childhood to me.
     
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  3. ohnostalgia

    ohnostalgia Staff Member

    I love Miserable America. The first verse just broke my heart.

    My boyfriend saved me
    My mother's homophobic
    I'm stuck in the closet
    I'm so claustrophobic
    I just want help if
    My best friend's racist
    My mother's homophobic
    I'm stuck in the closet
    I'm so claustrophobic
    I just wanna know shit
     
  4. eccentricsimply

    eccentricsimply Staff Member

    The harshest of all times can't tell my family I'm bi
    Can't tell my mother I'm gay
    The hardest part of my day is wishing I was fucking straight
    Life could be so fucking easy man


    Shit.
     
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  5. K94

    K94

    Lemme check out the album tomorrow - he's cuuute too.
     
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  6. Sign me the fuck up. I'll check this out!
     
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  7. Thanks for this. Seems worthy of a listen.
     
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  8. I like Kevin's music, but I don't love it. It feels like it's all about the message, and not so much about everything else.
     
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  9. He is absolutely incredible. I will try to articulate my opinion in more detail when I calm down a bit, but I'm still shook. I just didn't expect another album I'll like this much after Blonde. At least not this year.
     
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  10. I listened to this after being intrigued by the Empty video and overall it's pretty hit or miss. Musically it reminded me more of Raury then Frank Ocean. Miserable America and American Boyfriend were the standouts for me.
     
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  11. The Frank Ocean comparison is unearned.
     
  12. rdp

    rdp

    Just listened to the album after reading everyone's posts in the Frank Ocean thread and I'm really liking it. The lyrics seem a bit... questionable at times but they're part of the charm, I guess.
     
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