Frank Ocean Opens Up About Sexuality
, July 4th, 2012 05:42
Really rather fucking beautiful statement online
Want something to bring a tear to your eye this Wednesday morning? Well, go no further than the rather moving and open statement that Frank Ocean has posted about his sexuality on his Tumblr. In it, Ocean speaks candidly about his love for another man "four summers ago". Not only is it a bold, beautiful coming out statement, (gay, bisexual, whatever, it's about time more people were open about sexuality being a very undefined area for most of us), but one of the most eloquent pieces of writing on the complete and utter ludicrous agony of teenage love you're ever likely to read. Rather than quote from it at length below, we suggest you head to Ocean's Tumblr and read the whole thing for yourselves here
Yesterday, John Calvert reviewed Frank Ocean's new album Channel Orange. Listening to the track 'Forrest Gump', Calvert wrote "Presenting Ocean's memories of a boy he once knew, with sweetly strummed guitar and skipping rope lilt shunted against Ocean's desirous vocals the impression you get is of adolescent love and, well, of chances missed. There's a homoerotic undertone to lyrics like "Forest, I'm nervous" or "You're running on my mind boy..."