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.
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.