Last night, around the same time many of us were frantically downloading Channel Orange, Frank Ocean showed up on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to sing “Bad Religion,” the song that had journalists speculating about his sexuality before he came out and spoke openly about it last week. It takes balls to perform a song that’s been at the center of so much news, especially one that just about nobody has heard. But “Bad Religion” is just a ridiculously deep and gorgeous song, and Ocean onstage was so profoundly assured that it added up to a goosebumps-on-goosebumps moment. The Roots and a full string section backed Ocean up and helped him create one of the finest, most heart-stopping televised music moments that we’re likely to see anytime soon. Seriously, stop whatever you’re doing and watch it below.
Channel Orange is out now on Def Jam.