Episode 39: Frank, Filters & the Feels

Welcome back lovelies! After four years of long, heart wrenching anticipation, Frank Ocean finally dropped his second studio album ‘Blonde’ on Sunday. Between his impressive writing, the ENDLESS visual album, and his Boys Don’t Cry magazine, Ocean showed us how he’s spent his time carefully perfecting a trifecta of artwork. We share our thoughts on the album, its release and the current state of R&B genre as a whole.

According to a recent university study, someone’s favorite Instagram filters could determine their happiness levels. We discuss our own correlations between photo filter choices and emotion, and how social media is being used to pinpoint mental illness.

This week, NPR.org announced that they will be removing all comment sections on their site. The news was followed by an interesting Twitter conversation from  Gene Demby, our favorite NPR Code Switch writer. We chat about how people of color seem to be missing from comment sections and other digital spaces, thus creating a lack in fair and balanced dialogue.

This is The Millennial Hour.


Steph & Ash

#TMH Tune of the Week: Frank Ocean // Nights