frank ocean covers an 80s disco banger, serenades brad pitt, wears balenciaga
It was a pretty big weekend for Frank.
Last night, Frank Ocean headlined L.A.'s FYF Festival. Wearing a vintage Nike "Instant Karma" T-shirt, Frank played a Blonde-heavy setlist similar to that of his Roskilde and Lovebox performances. One noticeable difference, however, was the appearance of Brad Pitt on the stage's screen as Frank serenaded him with "Close to You" and a cover of The Jackson 5's "Never Can Say Goodbye." Despite Brad's phone call-taking nonchalance, one would imagine he was quite made up about the whole thing, telling GQ Style a couple months back that he enjoys the "raw truth" of Frank's music. You and me both, Brad.
Frank also performed a cover of the 80s disco banger "Only You" by Steve Monite. Reputable sources (YouTube commenters, AKA the gatekeepers of truth and reason) speculate the cover may be premiered officially on Frank's next Blonded Radio show, whenever that may be, which he typically follows with a digital download shortly thereafter. Here's to hoping.
Finally, here's a pic of Frank wearing a Bernie Sanders-inspired Balenciaga shirt with Erykah Badu, offered without comment.
Text Ryan White