The Name Me by Your Identify director confirmed the joint effort throughout an interview with New York Occasions reporter Kyle Buchanan, stating: “We have been collaborating on a music video that by no means occurred. I take advantage of the Occasions to launch an attraction to Frank: Frank, let’s do this video. Come on.”
Buchanan’s interview with Guadagnino has but to be revealed, so it is unclear if he supplied any further particulars about their collaboration. The dialog primarily targeted on the director’s upcoming HBO miniseries We Are Who We Are, starring Child Cudi, Chloë Sevigny, Alice Braga, Jack Dylan Grazer, Jordan Kristine Seamon, Spence Moore II, and extra.
Ocean has not launched a full-length mission since 2016’s Blonde. He has, nonetheless, gifted followers with a few 2020 singles known as “Pricey April” and “Cayendo.” In a 2019 interview with W journal, Ocean touched on a few of the themes and sounds he was exploring along with his new music. The Grammy-winning artist mentioned he wished to supply one thing that was nearer to fantasy than fact.
“I believed for a really very long time that there was power in vulnerability, and I actually don’t imagine that anymore. ‘Power’ and ‘vulnerability’ sound reverse as phrases,” he mentioned. “And so to mix them sounds clever, however I don’t know whether it is clever. It’s simply this realization that hit me: ‘Oh, right, it’s a selection whether or not you can be truthful or a liar.’ If I begin to inform a narrative after which I resolve to not inform the story anymore, I can cease. It’s my story. The expectation for artists to be susceptible and truthful is so much, you already know?—when it is not a selection. Like, to ensure that me to fulfill expectations, there must be an outpouring of my coronary heart or my experiences in a really truthful, susceptible approach. I am extra desirous about lies than that. Like, give me a full motion-picture fantasy.”