It looks like Frank Ocean might have played a new song at the opening of his New York club night last night (October 17) – watch footage below.
The first edition of PrEP+ was headlined by surprise guests Justice, and footage has emerged of what sounds suspiciously like a new song by Ocean himself. View footage below.
?Frank Ocean dropped what sounds like a new track at his party PrEP+?
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— i-D (@i_D) October 18, 2019
Frank Ocean recently said that his new material will be about “strength and vulnerability,” and that he’s being influenced by club music while making it, a decision that seems to have led him to setting up PrEP+.
“I believed for a very long time that there was strength in vulnerability, and I really don’t believe that any more,” he said. “Strength” and “vulnerability” sound opposite as words. And so to combine them sounds wise, but I don’t know if it is wise.
“The expectation for artists to be vulnerable and truthful is a lot, you know?—when it’s no longer a choice. Like, in order for me to satisfy expectations, there needs to be an outpouring of my heart or my experiences in a very truthful, vulnerable way. I’m more interested in lies than that. Like, give me a full motion-picture fantasy.”
These influences can be heard in the new snippet, which teams pitch-shifted vocals with a thudding bass line.