Frank Ocean‘s show-stopping performance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon moments ago lived up to its must-see billing. For, while his talent – as expected – showed up and showed out, the performance was garnished with an added coat of brilliance in that it was chosen as “the” one to launch its housing album ‘Channel Orange’.
The rare and surprising move, actioned by label Def Jam, saw the release of the eagerly anticipated set brought forward by seven days (hitting iTunes at the strike of 12.00am) to coincide with the performance. It’s a move no doubt set in motion to capitalize on Ocean’s sexuality-bearing letter – which remains a headline grabber a week after it rocked the industry.
Hence, in staying true to his reclusive “music does the talking” M-O, Ocean didn’t sit down with Fallon, instead he made folk sit up with a haunting showcase of ‘Bad Religion’.
Check it after the jump…