Posts Tagged ‘Frank Ocean’

Frank Ocean Pens Open Letter About Orlando Shooting

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Frank Ocean is speaking out.

The reclusive artist has remained out of the public spotlight while he continues working on his much-anticipated sophomore album, but on occasion he will post a personal message to fans via his Tumblr blog.

Now, in relation to the horrific mass shooting in Orlando, Florida at Pulse Night Club, Ocean has broken his silence once again. The openly gay singer has penned a heartfelt reflection of the effects of the event that pull from his own experiences with prejudice, and understanding of faith.

“We are all God’s children, I heard. I left my siblings out of it and spoke with my maker directly and I think he sounds a lot like myself,” writes Ocean. “If I being myself were more awesome at being detached from my own story in a way I being myself never could be. I wanna know what others hear, I’m scared to know but I wanna know what everyone hears when they talk to God. Do the insane hear the voice distorted? Do the indoctrinated hear another voice entirely?”

Read Frank’s full letter below.

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Frank Ocean Pens Touching Prince Tribute

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Following the shocking news of Prince‘s passing, fellow artists and musicians continue to mourn and pay tribute to the icon.

The reclusive Frank Ocean has broken his silence to share his sadness in a lengthy Tumblr post.

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Frank Ocean Snippet Leaks from Secret Listening Session

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Could the wait finally be almost over? A snippet of what may be new Frank Ocean music has leaked, which could mean that the Grammy-winning crooner is gearing up to release his long-awaited follow-up to 2012’s channel ORANGE.

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Frank Ocean & James Blake to Play Three U.K. Shows Together This Weekend

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James Blake announced that Frank Ocean would be joining him for a brief run of shows around the U.K. via coded Instagram and Twitter posts this morning.

The three concerts will take place tonight in Bristol, April 10 in Manchester, and April 12 in London. Each costs only £5.

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Frank Ocean Announces New Album Coming in July!

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Apparently Frank Ocean‘s planning something big for July: a new album and magazine!

Mostly missing from action since the release of his 2012 album channel ORANGE, the singer-songwriter has had many fans patiently waiting for his next LP, and on Monday Ocean made a big announcement.

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New Music: Jhene Aiko x The Weeknd x Frank Ocean – All I Want (Runaway Pt. II) [A JAYBeatz Mashup]

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Producer/Remixer JayBeatz is back with a brand new original mash-up for your listening pleasure.

Going back to the well of his favorite artists to blend, Jay’s latest work is titled “All I Want (Runaway Pt. II),” and mixes Jhene Aiko’s “Living Room Flow” with The Weeknd’s “Where You Belong,” and Frank Ocean’s “Pink Matter.”

Spellbinding and eerily seductive the remix should please any fan of the three artists.

Take a listen below:

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New Music: Frank Ocean – ‘You Are Luhh (At Your Best)’ [Aaliyah Tribute]

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Frank Ocean surprises fans with a tribute to Aaliyah on what would have been the late singers 36th birthday. The singer-songwriter pays homage to Baby Girl with a cover of The Isley Brothers’ 1976 classic “At Your Best (You Are Love),” which Aaliyah covered on her debut album Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number.

The Grammy-winning crooner took to his Tumblr page to share the tender tribute, showcasing his falsetto.

In November, Ocean teased a new song called “Memrise” and has been working on the follow-up to his 2012 Grammy-winning album channel ORANGE with producers including Hit-Boy and Rodney Jerkins.

Take a listen to Frank’s surprise tribute below:

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New Music: Frank Ocean – Memrise

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Thanksgiving Day might be over, but the spirit of giving is still very much present. Just ask Frank Ocean.

Dropping off a new song to fans via his Tumblr, the singer-songwriter is giving a little tease for his anticipated sophomore album. Titled, “Memrise,” the short track finds Ocean taking us on a clouded trip to the moon and back.

Set to feature contributions from Hit-Boy, Rodney Jerkins, Happy Perez, Charlie Gambetta, and Kevin Ristro, Franks’s follow-up to 2012’s Channel Orange well hopefully be here next year.

Until then, take a listen to his random new loosie below:

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