Yeasayer have come out in support of Frank Ocean for both his music and recent honesty about his sexuality.
The Brooklyn act have a strong RnB influence in their music and, when quizzed on the current state of the genre by Gigwise, expressed their delight that Ocean has achieved chart success with his 'Channel Orange' album.
"I think it’s fantastic. I mean, I’m so glad that people are buying that and not, say, a new Katy Perry album," bassist Ira Wolf said. Adding: "He (Ocean) is a very powerful social figure to have out in the world right now and I’m totally down with that."
Discussing his own new album, 'Fragrant World', Wolf admitted that things are a lot darker this time out than they were on 2009's 'Odd Blood'.
"I think the last album had a pop sheen that this one doesn’t as much. The production is certainly different and there are more obscured vocals and different key changes to what we’ve previously used too. It’s a different album for sure but still recognisable as Yeasayer at the same time. It’s a new territory for us and that’s clear from the start of the album."
Yeasayer staged an online treasure hunt for fans to stream 'Fragrant World' last night with the whole album now available to hear via Youtube.
Each track on the album is accompanied by visuals from Yoshi S with all eleven videos embedded here. Check out 'Damaged Goods' below: