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Top ten best unreleased Frank Ocean songs

Known for his thoughtful and emotionally charged lyrics, Frank Ocean is often regarded as one of the most innovative and influential artists in contemporary music.   

Ocean has a reputation for being selective in releasing music, leading to a considerable amount of unreleased material that has intrigued fans. While specific details about unreleased songs can vary, some of the notable unreleased tracks that have circulated among fans include: 

“Trouble” – This is a catchy, upbeat and short song that expresses the narrator’s desire to face societal judgments and seek a connection with someone they deem worthwhile, despite a large age difference. The song explores themes of insecurity, defiance and the readiness to confront potential repercussions in the pursuit of love. 

“Strawberry Swing” – This song provides a triumphant and nostalgic reflection on the delicate nature of life, emphasizing the importance of cherishing the people and moments we hold dear. It is an emotional and meaningful song while still being somewhat bright. 

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“Bedtime Stories” – In this track, the narrator expresses his symptoms of insomnia after a breakup. He is unable to sleep with all the thoughts of his past lover running through his head. Despite the struggles expressed, the song is fast-paced and upbeat. Overall, the song conveys a central theme of grappling with the challenges following a breakup. 

“American Wedding” – Recently gaining significant recognition across social media, this song reflects on the American Dream, love and societal expectations. It samples the popular song “Hotel California” by The Eagles.  

“Songs for Women” – Ocean explores a man’s connection with music and its impact on his personal life and relationships in this song. It explores the concept of using music to attract romantic partners but acknowledges the consequences and their effects on a relationship. 

“Wise Man” – This song was recently sampled in the popular Drake song, “Virginia Beach.” “Wise Man” delves into themes of human nature, morality and societal expectations. The song questions the existence of absolutes such as good and evil or strong and weak. It encourages introspection and an understanding of the complicated nature of humanity. 

“Memrise” – A brief, reflective song with minimal lyrics, it allows for personal interpretation. The song touches on themes of memory, self-perception and individuality. It highlights the value of being genuine, forming authentic connections, and acknowledging that people go beyond what is superficial. 

“At Your Best (You Are Love)” – This is an emotional track that explores the intricacies of love and comprehension. It’s a beautiful rendition, serving as a cover of Aaliyah’s original. 

“Summer Remains” – In this track, Ocean delves into the themes of youth, the passage of time and the brief nature of summer love and experiences. His poetic lyrics create a feeling of temporary beauty and bittersweet gratitude for the memories and experiences that influence our lives. 

“Voodoo” – In this intricate track, the themes of deception, unity and power dynamics in relationships are discussed. The lyrics explore darker aspects, proposing that we are frequently exposed to misinformation and influenced by external forces. It serves as a prompt to safeguard oneself and uphold a sense of self-awareness. 

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Hi! My name is Millie (she/her) and I am a sophomore. This is my first year on staff. I am a staff writer, and I'm on the page design team. I was voted most likely to get lost in my own hometown or most likely to eat anything off the ground. Outside of school you will often see me hanging out with friends, working, and drinking Diet Coke.
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