Frank Ocean Has a Novel in the Works

‘Boys Don’t Cry’ isn’t all that Ocean has on tap.

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Frank Ocean’s long-awaited followup to channel ORANGE may finally be dropping this month, but that’s not all the renowned artist has on tap. Not only is Ocean starring in Calvin Klein’s Fall 2016 campaign, but the 28-year-old is apparently hard at work on a novel as well. Spotted in the JavaScript code of Calvin Klein’s website by a Reddit user, a press release for the project reads:

Frank Ocean is one of the most artistic and enigmatic musicians working today. Though it has been more than four years since he released his debut studio album, Channel Orange, interest in Ocean hasn’t waned. Instead, it’s increased.

He is known for being a perfectionist, and a pursuant of creativity in all forms. He resists pressure and follows his own vision. He has published a magazine and worked on a novel while continuing to perfect his highly anticipated second album.

Ocean shuns interviews and social media, and prefers instead to speak through his work. He has said that when it comes to understanding music, the most important thing is to just press play.

Ocean is a powerful storyteller, using his own openness and honesty to create an emotionally intimate world in each of his songs. With his craft, his aim is not money, power, or fame, but to grow, progress, evolve and eventually be the absolute be
st.

So while he continues to work on that, we’ll continue to wait, as long as it takes, because when Frank Ocean does something, he does it right. The wait will be worth it.

Other than that, mum’s the word on the work of fiction.

In the meantime, look for Boys Don’t Cry to (hopefully) surface soon.

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