Frank Ocean plays photographer for his latest spread in i-D magazine.
The most we get to know about Frank Ocean's personal life is through his music. With lyrics detailing the highs and lows of his relationships and thoughts on philosophy, sorrow and his independence. The last major headline we've seen on the singer was when he beat his own father in a lawsuit, after being sued for $14.5 million in damages for an alleged defamation.
In his latest magazine feature with i-D magazine, the 29-year-old appears on the cover and shares a photo essay of his summer 2017 tour with pictures of everyone that kept him going while on the road. In a short and sweet open letter, the "Thinkin Bout You" singer explains how one can answer many questions with a "yes" but more questions can be answered with a "no."
A part of the letter touches on Frank discussing his twenties saying he "had peace" in those years of his life. His 30th birthday is coming up on October 28th and he says the best way to make your 30s "sound appealing" is to mention "sexual prime." If we weren't expecting new music from Frank before, this open letter speaking of age and time is a sure sign that he must be cooking something up in the studio.
"If you liked two thousand and seventeen then you'll love two thousand and eighteen," the letter ends.
Read the full letter below:
"You can answer a lot of questions with "Yes." But you can answer many more with "No." No is run-of-the-mill. Yes is a gem. Whenever I feel alone I watch live television, something about it being okay on their end makes it okay on mine. Onstage one in-ear is my mic feed and the other one is a Tim Ferriss podcast. I go long periods without talking but I raise my voice when the people on the phone are in loud places. I've never given my fans nicknames because the ones I think of are embarrassing. I'm world famous. I had peace in my twenties. Big Pharrell praying hands those weren't mutually exclusive. If you want to make your 30s sound appealing just mention "sexual prime." Re: the photos... as Karl Lagerfeld would say they "came to me in a dream." Summer two thousand and seventeen. We leaned into it. Bananaberry-flavored candies at the bottom of the cup. I'll never know why or what's with campouts for Szechuan sauce at McDonalds. But I'm way into it. Issa Dreamworld. If you liked two thousand and seventeen then you'll love two thousand and eighteen."