Frank Ocean Gives Rare Interview, Provides Clues on What to Expect From Upcoming New Music
Frank also talked about working with A$AP Rocky, his interest in swimming, and how Keanu Reeves in The Devil's Advocate influences his style.
Frank Ocean doesn't often talk. So, when he does, it's a story. Frank appeared on the cover of W Magazine, where he gave a rare interview to the publication. Frank gave some updates on his life and current interest in music — but very few firm details about upcoming music. (Frank Ocean hasn't released an album since 2016, who dropped Endless andBlonde back to back.
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In talking about what he is interested in musically, right now, Frank said:
I’ve been interested in club, and the many different iterations of nightlife for music and songs. And so the things I look at now have a lot to do with those scenes: Detroit, Chicago, techno, house, French electronic.
When asked if planned on staying independent or if he would sign a deal with a major, Frank said:
I’ve been independent since 2016. So I plan on keeping it that way for a while. I’ve got amazing credit, so if I need a loan, I’ll go to a bank.
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Frank also gave a hint, content-wise, on where he wants to go. Basically, Frank said he's more interested in lies than being vulnerable again:
In order for me to satisfy expectations, there needs to be an outpouring of my heart or my experiences in a very truthful, vulnerable way. I’m more interested in lies than that. Like, give me a full motion-picture fantasy.
Check out the interview here. He also talks about working with A$AP Rocky, his interest in swimming, and how Keanu Reeves in The Devil's Advocate influences his style.