4 summers ago

from Frank Ocean – Frank Ocean's Open Letter on Tumblr on Rap Genius

Meaning

This is a referral to the impact this particular summer had on his life as instead of referencing it as 4 years ago he counts in summer to give the readers the best possible viewing of the scenario. Furthermore summers are a big part of Frank’s artistic make up as his first full release album, Channel Orange is based on the concept that orange reminded him of the summer he first fell in love.

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