Footage emerged back in 2012 of Frank Ocean covering classic Radiohead anthem ‘Fake Plastic Trees’ at a Spotify event in New York. It’s a slow-burning version just over one minute long but he does it justice – and segues seamlessly into ‘Voodoo’. Who knew Radiohead could sound so sultry?
Thanks to Blake Bensman for filming the video.
As reported last night (August 1), Ocean’s second album ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ looks set to arrive this week exclusively on Apple Music. The streaming platform will have a two week exclusivity period before the record becomes available on other services.
It is also thought that Ocean will release a major music video and a printed publication to accompany the record.
Responding to the news, many fans have been overjoyed. However, others are cautious that the album could yet be delayed further, with the R&B singer already missing a number of deadlines for the project.
The album was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London. In March, Ocean’s producer Malay said that the album was “maybe a month away”.
Ocean’s friend Chance The Rapper has said that he is “making a masterpiece”, while James Blake has worked on the album and has called it “better” than Ocean’s 2012 debut ‘Channel Orange’.