Less than an hour after dropping his long-awaited debut album ‘Channel Orange‘ on iTunes at midnight, Frank took the stage on Jimmy Fallon for his first-ever televised performance. In recent weeks, he teased fans with the releases of “Pyramids” and “Sweet Life,” but instead of giving a live performance of one of those tracks, he took the opportunity to premiere another new track from the album called ‘Bad Religion’.
‘Bad Religion’ is a string-tinged ballad with vulnerable lyrics about running away from heartbreak in the backseat of a taxi cab. Through the lyrics, Frank tells the cab driver to leave the meter running so that he can outrun his demons as he gives an emotional glimpse into what could be the relationship he discussed in his ‘tumblr letter‘ last week.
“It’s a bad religion to be in love with someone who could never love you.
And I know only bad religion could have me feelin’ the way I do.”
Shortly after the performance, Frank’s album ‘Channel Orange’ jumped to #1 on Itunes.
Ever since we learned the ‘Preezy of the United Steezy’ can carry a tune, we always jump at the chance to hear him sing again live. That’s why we were excited to learn that he would be slow jamming the news this week on ‘Jimmy Fallon’ with a little help from the show’s house band The Roots.
The “Barackness Monster,” as Jimmy called him, just got his JOBS Act signed into law the other day, and he used this appearance on Jimmy Fallon to shine light on another task he’s trying to manage before his first term as president ends. As Questlove played the beat with the rest of The Roots, Obama explained that he’s trying to lower interest rates on Stafford Student Loans.
“On July 1st of this year, the interest rate on Stafford Loans are set to double and that means that some hard working students will be paying a thousand dollars extra for their education. So I’ve called on Congress to prevent this from happening. What we said was simple: Now is not the time to make school more expensive for our young people. There’s some in Congress who disagree. They say keeping the interest rate low isn’t a way to help our students. They say we should be doing everything we can to pay down the national debt — well, so long as it doesn’t include taxing billionaires.”