Written by: Jasala Brown
Take a stroll down Nashville and meet Frank D. His newly released album “Sum of Me” gives the audience a time for reflection as each bar creates a story from within. Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Jay Z, and plenty more legends have influenced the hard and soulful style you hear today. His melodies mixed with his thought-provoking lyrics ring true for his audience, whom Frank D. caters to like-minded friends and family. When asked about his inspiration Frank says “I do this for my cousins and nephews because they are still living that street lifestyle.” Frank recognizes how much his influence and experience impact his sound.
Grasping his identity became important as he balanced going to school in the suburbs and coming back home to a rough neighborhood. As he struggled to find his place and identity, Frank would find his sound and message in music.
With his passion for writing, Frank D. turned his experiences into a distinct, gritty sound. In collaboration with producer SykSense, Frank D. shares how the collaboration was a highlight for his career to see himself work with someone established in the game. Frank D. shows how “Sum of Me” is therapeutic and can motivate others to move with intelligence and passion. So don’t forget to check out Frank D.’s “Sum of Me” to get a little more inspiration!
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