Ocean, who released his latest album ‘Blonde’ last year, was named Best International Male at the 2017 VO5 NME Awards in February.
Speaking to GQ Style recently, Pitt said: “I’ve been listening to a lot of Frank Ocean. I find this young man so special. Talk about getting to the raw truth. He’s painfully honest. He’s very, very special. I can’t find a bad one.”
Recent tabloid reports suggested that Pitt had been listening to Bon Iver during divorce listening sessions. Justin Vernon later has responded to the claims, telling fans: “Cool. Someone get Brad at me, I guess? We should talk.”
Pitt also spoke in the GQ interview of the “great irony” of him listening to Marvin Gaye’s divorce record ‘Here, My Dear’. “That kind of sent me down a road,” he said.
“I just got R&B for the first time. R&B comes from great pain, but it’s a celebration,” Pitt continued. “To me, it’s embracing what’s left. It’s that African woman being able to laugh much more boisterously than I’ve ever been able to.”