Frank Ocean is back in the spotlight. After recently teasing that his long-anticipated album, Boys Don’t Cry, might be arriving in July via a photo post on his website, the reclusive singer got major media attention today when he was announced as a new face of Calvin Klein for its fall collections.
“If you start to have it and keep it up for four or five weeks then you stop, you feel like you’re missing something in your day,” Ocean muses in the clip.
“That’s what music is to me. It feels like a necessary act.”
Ocean then recites a lyrical series of phrases: “It takes a mind to worry; a conscious to feel ashamed. But there’s no place to hide out here; these skies are filled with planes.”
“It takes a mind to worry, a conscience to feel ashamed, but there’s no place to hide out here. You romanticize what’s in the past, which is fantasy. But it’s not how I want it done. Fantasy plays the role of a supplement. You draw on fantasy to make things hyper-real.”