Frank Ocean - Is Frank Ocean Retiring From Music To Write A Book?

Nice one, The Guardian. You make Frank Ocean’s Channel Orangeyour album of the year, ask him to talk about it, only to make him turn around and say that it might be his last album ever. And what’s he going to do instead? Write a book!

Ok, so to be fair to the British paper they just wanted to praise theirs – and many others – favourite artist of 2012, and his apparent retirement from music came all from Ocean's own lips, the Odd Future man already considering a future away from the music industry. ''I focus on both sonics and story, but music sometimes, just music itself, can turn into more of a maths problem,'' he said of his music, twisting off to add "Storytelling is the more interesting part about making music for me, or making albums and songs and stuff. So much so that I might not make another album. I must write a novel instead. I don't know!"

Ruminating further, Ocean said more to frighten fans of his music, commenting “I'm beginning to question the importance of art in this world these days. Like, I have this little theory that a lot of today's geniuses don't even go into the field of art any more. I did write a song recently, and the first line of the song was, "First off, f*ck art." That was the first line … it would be f*cking legendary if I just made Channel Orange last year, then put out a best-selling novel next year, then, you know, designed an arena in Stockholm in 2014!”


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