Frank Ocean | Sharing & Brevity
Artists don’t usually give satisfying answers to the question of how or why they do what they do, and maybe that’s for the best. Sometimes songs mean more to us when we don’t totally grasp the lyrics … Frank Ocean knows that, as much as anything, he is selling an idea … “That’s why you’ve got to practice brevity when you do interviews like this. I could try to make myself likable to you so you could write a piece that keeps my image in good standing … or I could just say, ‘My art speaks for itself.’ … “As a writer, as a creator, I’m giving you my experiences,” … “But just take what I give you. You ain’t got to pry beyond that.” … “I don’t know if it’s a shield or whatever, but I want to deflect as much as I can onto my work.” - NY Times.