Frank Ocean Covers W Magazine, Talks New Music Themes

September 30, 2019
Frank Ocean covers W magazine in a Prada windbreaker jacket.
Frank Ocean covers W magazine in a Prada windbreaker jacket.

Frank Ocean is a “New Original” as he covers the most recent issue of W magazine. Tim Walker photographs the singer for the occasion. Linking up with the magazine, Ocean discusses the thought process behind his latest music. I believed for a very long time that there was strength in vulnerability, and I really don’t believe that anymore. ‘Strength’ and ‘vulnerability’ sound opposite as words.

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The singer continues, And so to combine them sounds wise, but I don’t know if it is wise. It’s just this realization that hit me: Oh, right, it’s a choice whether you will be truthful or a liar. If I start to tell a story and then I decide not to tell the story anymore, I can stop. It’s my story.

Elaborating, Ocean explains, 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. Read more at WMagazine.com.

Frank Ocean W Magazine Photo Shoot

Front and center, Frank Ocean wears his own camouflage print t-shirt with a Louis Vuitton shorts skirt and vintage belt.
Front and center, Frank Ocean wears his own camouflage print t-shirt with a Louis Vuitton shorts skirt and vintage belt.
Singer Frank Ocean sports a Prada windbreaker jacket and shorts.
Singer Frank Ocean sports a Prada windbreaker jacket and shorts.
Connecting with W magazine, Frank Ocean wears a Prada shirt, jacket, neckerchief, and necklace.
Connecting with W magazine, Frank Ocean wears a Prada shirt, jacket, neckerchief, and necklace.

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