Frank Ocean ’4 Tears’ Finds Him Crying Over a ‘Good Word’
Frank Ocean admits that he rarely cries in a new song he delivers to his loyal supporters. On ’4 Tears,’ the New Orleans-born crooner says he’s “strong,” which is why the waterworks don’t shed from his eyes.
Before the track commences, the singer-songwriter kicks off the less than two-minute track with the words “Swag two times,” and moves into his lyrics, seated over a piano-sprinkled beat with a kicking bassline.
“I won’t cry in the car/ I won’t cry in the bathroom stall/ I won’t cry when I’m home alone/ I won’t cry at all,” he sings. But even though he claims he won’t show emotion, it doesn’t mean it’ll never happen. “But if them stars shines too beautiful at night, I’ll shed two tears/And when a good word hits home, I’ll shed two more tears/ Now that’s four tears.”
Last month, the 24-year-old Odd Future member displayed his lyrical talents in front of a packed house at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom, where he showcased tracks off his highly lauded ‘Nostalgia, Ultra’ mixtape as well as new material like the Prince-flavored vibe of ‘Disillusion.
Listen to Frank Ocean’s ’4 Tears’