Odd Future’s Frank Ocean has released an open Tumblr post to fans, updating them on what he has been up to these past few months and where his mind is at right now.
In the unexpected post, Ocean details a few musicians he has been enjoying as of late.
“mind is pretty blank right now. i’m sitting in my kitchen listening to age of consent by new order. i like this song.. i f*ck with that gwen stefani song ‘cool’ too, i never knew 3000 played keyboards on it- sounds like some teen coming of age movie. i used my birthday week pass to stay in my apartment for too long.. sit still and catch up on some information. i saw that movie ‘glengarry glen ross’ and ‘bottle rocket’, ‘pi’, ‘blackfish’ (sea world is the devil), ‘this is the end’ (hahaha), ‘the purge'(smh), some funny horror movie i forgot the name of ‘…’ ” (Frank Ocean’s Tumblr)
Aside from discussing a few literary works, Ocean also hints at being back to his music-making ways again.
“my homie in aussie suggested that i read ‘mr. norris changes trains’.. the writing was really nice. i read ‘the new jim crow’ it made me not f*ck with humans for an hour. oh and ‘difficult men’ which talked about great tv ..dexter, the wire, the sopranos, breaking bad and whatnot. i didn’t watch any news or read it …figured all that shit was gonna happen either way. i’m back to work these days.” (Frank Ocean’s Tumblr)
Over the summer, Ocean had to fall back on an appearance at Drake’s annual OVO Fest due to a vocal injury.
The opening night of next week’s OVO Fest in Toronto has been cancelled due to the vocal problems of its headliner, Frank Ocean, Live Nation announced on Tuesday. Ocean, who suffered a tear on his vocal cord last week, resulting in the cancellation of an Australian tour, was to perform on Aug. 4 at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre in Canada’s largest city. James Blake, who was to perform on the same bill as Ocean, will instead be added to the sold-out Aug. 5 show alongside Drake and Wale. Tickets for the opening night will be refunded. (Billboard)
The mega performer made a big splash at the BRIT Awards last winter.
Frank Ocean, Adele, and Emeli Sandé won big at this year’s BRIT Awards, held today (February 20) at London’s O2 Arena. Ocean snagged the trophy for International Male Solo Artist, Adele nabbed the British Single statue for her Oscar-nominated “Skyfall” theme, and Sandé took home two awards: British Female Solo Artist and the night’s top honor, the MasterCard British Album of the Year for her debut album, Our Version of Events. (SPIN)