Carlitta Durand Takes On Beyoncé & Frank Ocean

Under normal circumstances, you'd be hard-pressed to get me to listen to a song from Beyoncé, and more recently, Frank Ocean. Even though both artists seem to be everywhere these days, I've somehow mastered the art of tuning out their voices before anything even registered in my consciousness. It's like my brain is hardwired to resist the Illuminati powers that be, i.e. their music. While I'm sure they make good enough songs (I mean, everybody can't be wrong), Bey bores me to tears, and I sincerely hope that someone gifted Ocean with some singing lessons this past holiday season. However, one of the few ways to get me to listen anything from either of them is to have an artist I'm actually checking for to sing it. In this instance, Carlitta Durand manages to deliver the one-two punch and trick me into listening to songs by both artists. In two clips she just uploaded to YouTube, the North Carolina-based vocalist takes on Bey's "I Miss You" and Frank's "We All Try." While I've never heard either of the originals, Carlitta's voice gives me a serious case of the warm tinglies. Granted, my opinion is clearly skewed on this, so SoulBouncers, do tell: does Carlitta rise to the challenge?

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  • Eddie

    I swear its like me & ya'll here at Soulbounce have some type of disconnect as far as Frank Ocean's voice and singing abilities. Ivory I love Carlitta Durand as a vocalist but Frank Ocean owns this song and this particular performance of it by Carlitta is less than impressive.
    Listen to Frank's version & if you don't come away with the sense that he sang the hell out of it then I don't know what to tell you. Maybe you feel about Frank vocally what my cousin feels about Michael Jackson vocally.

  • ivory

    i'm convinced that perhaps i've just been hearing all the wrong frank o. songs. the ones i've given a listen to have left me wholly underwhelmed.

  • JustChaz

    Yeah, I dont really care for her version of We All Try either.

  • WTF

    You have completely lost all credibility....this girl/s voice.....womp womp.....I'm no Beyonce fan....but at least admit she's talented...has songs with radio/mass appeal....which is why she's had the commercial success she has....that being that I'm not a fan....but this girl here Carlita Durand is dancing around the notes and her pitch wtf

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