New Frank Ocean Hits the Internet, But We Can't Listen to It

"If you liked two thousand and seventeen then you'll love two thousand and eighteen."

New material from Frank Ocean hit the internet this morning, but you can't listen to it.

For i-D, Ocean created a visual essay documenting his summer 2017 touring experience across the United States and Europe, turning in as a 32-page portfolio with an accompanying personal letter.

In the letter, Ocean talks about watching television when he feels alone, listening to the Tim Ferriss podcast (while performing), and never giving his fans a nickname because the options he's thought up were "embarrassing." As for the photos, he writes, "as Karl Lagerfeld would say they 'came to me in a dream.'"

While it's been over a year since Ocean delivered his long-awaited, acclaimed sophomore studio album, Blonde, the ever-reclusive singer has delivered plenty of new music in 2017. From February through August, Ocean crafted seven episodes of his Beats 1 radio show, blonded RADIO, which featured new material of his own and a highly-curated selection of his favorite songs.

"If you liked two thousand and seventeen then you'll love two thousand and eighteen," Ocean wrote.

We're ready for the calendar to flip, Frank. 

You can read Ocean's full essay and enjoy all of his photos here.



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