Frank Ocean Finally Interviews, Talks Tour, The Album & Making The Music!!
Everyone wants Frank to talk about is sexuality, they want details but he’s choosing not to get that intimate about his sexuality which is totally understandable. He doesn’t want ppl to hear his music or see his imagery and see “gay”… He’s a talented singer and song writer that just happens to be bisexual, he doesn’t want to gimmick sh** up.. He’s likes dudes too, let move on!
An artist that plays the public based on one factor could end up in a box and that’s not what he wants and that’s not what we want for him…
Rap Up Magazine reports the following:
Frank Ocean has shied away from interviews, but he called into Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1 this week to discuss all things channel ORANGE. While he didn’t address his coming out letter, the R&B sensation did speak about the project’s early release, renting a house in Beverly Hills to record, playing thealbum for some of his heroes, and his tour, which kicks off tonight in Seattle.
On releasing his album early: “It was actually the plan all along. I kinda wanted to mirror what Jay and Kanye did with Watch the Throne, preventing the leak by staggering digital and physical dates. I wanted all thepromotional elements to follow the album, with the videos and the tour, and do everything after and let the music speak for itself.”
On his goal with this album: “I wanted to do things that I hadn’t done before structurally with songs. I wanted to go different places sonically that I haven’t gone before.”
On his recording sessions: Instead of paying $1,600/day to rent a studio, Ocean rented a mansion in Beverly Hills, but only ended up making three songs there—”Lost,” “Pyramids,” and “Analog 2″ featuring Tyler, the Creator. “I had the housekeeper daily. It was great, it was awesome,” laughed Frank.
On why he only collaborated with a few people: “It was important for me to do the project with a limited amount of people and I got the opportunity, which I value so greatly, to sit with some of my creative heroes and play them the songs in different stages of completion and get input and get feedback. I tried to make something that was true to what I heard in my head and true to what I thought the future should be for me music-wise.”
On touring: “I want to give the best show possible when I can and put myself in the position to just do my best. So if that means a lesser volume of appearances, then so be it. I’m in it for as long as I’m allowed to be. It’s not about let’s do a million things right now. It’s about let’s just do our best to do the best things right now.”
The album is currently available on iTunes and it’s a masterpiece!! COP IT IMMEDIATELY!!