Record Pairing: Frank Ocean "Blond" + a sweatshirt

Posted on October 14 2020

The Feel-Good Pairings Project is designed to help us share the ways we’re all coping and trying to feel good in these strange times. I'll be sharing contributions from friends, clients and people I admire. Each project includes a record and pairing from different contributors, plus an organization that they’re supporting in these troubling times. Helping others feels really good, and one of the best ways we can support our communities when we can’t be together physically! You can see all pairings projects here.

Submission #6 from Andrew V. from Seattle, WA
Pairing: Blond by Frank Ocean (B side) and a good comfortable sweatshirt

I decided to embrace what makes me feel good since that was the prompt, and not what might be the more traditional definition of feel good music haha, and went with my first instinct which is Blond by Frank Ocean (B side) and paired it with sweatshirts.

Being from LA originally, it took me awhile to fully embrace my love for sweater weather. But with living in Seattle now, nothing brings me more joy than getting cozy and listening to some records at home with friends and family. Blonde is one of my go to records that carries so many memories with it. Though it might seem counter to the project, nothing makes me feel more complete and less alone than singing my heart out and dancing to some sad music. I know I can’t be the only one who feels this way.

Andrew's recommended feel-good organization to support is: The Vera Project, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that fuels personal and community transformation through collaborative, youth-driven engagement in music and art. @veraproject on Instagram. 
[Note: If you'd like to know who makes each of the sweatshirts, check out all the tags on Instagram!]