Bad Religion is a haunting story of heartbreak. With simple organ chords replaying throughout the song, Frank Ocean’s voice recounts his experiences as a heartbroken man to a taxi driver.
Echoed by melodic string and piano instrumentals, Ocean’s vocals sound incredibly melancholic when he sings, “I could never make him love me.”
At first listen, the song simply seems like another classy hip-hop ballad; however, after repeated play, the song gives the listener emotional intensity that could bring one to tears.
Depending on how much insight one seeks, the audience is going to relate differently to Ocean’s message of a “bad religion.”