Sam Recommends: “Ivy” by Frank Ocean

What is this song about?

Is it about young love grown weary or bitter with old age? Is it about the rush of #feels we experience when unexpectedly encountering an old flame or being reminded of the innocence of your first experience with love (before some awful person broke your heart and destroyed that innocence)? Is it about the painful realization we all must endure as we come face to face with our thirties and realize we ain’t a kid no more, and that we’ll never be those kids again?

All of the above?

I spend an inordinate amount of my free time reading other interpretations of/reactions to my favorite songs on and YouTube, and, in this case, I can personally relate to each of the following comments from my fellow Frank Ocean fans.

It is a song capable of digging up some of our most painful memories.

But we all know that, deep down, the feeling still, deep down, is good.

(Song recommendation by Samantha Lamph)

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