Frank Ocean releases heartfelt love poem titled ‘Boyfriend’
The singer released a selection of poems alongside his eagerly anticipated new album, Blond.
Five years after his first album Channel Orange, Frank Ocean has finally treated fans to his second – Blond.
The album was released as an exclusive to Apple Music on Saturday, ending months of speculation.
Fans in New York, Chicago, London and Los Angeles also queued for hours in order to pick up physical copies of the record at pop-up stores.
Along with the 17 track album came a 140 minute visual album – titled Endless – and a 360-page glossy magazine called Boys Don’t Cry, which was expected to be the title of the record itself.
The magazine includes a series of photographs taken by Ocean, an interview with his mother, horoscopes and a selection of poems – including one titled ‘Boyfriend’.
In the poem, Ocean takes the reader back to the monumental Supreme Court marriage equality decision in June 2015.
Ocean spoke for many earlier this year, after writing a touching eulogy for the late singer Prince.
He later posted a tribute to those lost in the Orlando Pulse mass shooting which left 49 dead.
The singer won praise after he discussed his relationship with other men on his debut album.
Kanye West – who contributed to Boys Don’t Cry with a McDonald’s themed poem of his own – has spoken out in support of Ocean, praising the star for combatting homophobia in the music industry.
However, some in the industry have accused the ‘Lost’ singer of exploiting the LGBT community, with others refusing to work with him since he came out.
Check out Boyfriend in full below:
“Boyfriend” by Frank Ocean
my boyfriend drives a lil bucket
when it rain it fills up with rain
my boyfriend he gon pick me up
don’t distract him at the wheel
in his lane
he’s the only one
my boyfriend he misses me when i’m gone
so he don’t forget me
there’s a song he sings
calms his nerve, endings
my boyfriend is friendly
and we don’t want no problems
i could say that i’m happy
they let me and my boyfriend become married
i could say that i’m happy
but cross my heart i didn’t notice
hope to die no never, we voted
me and my boyfriend cast our ballot
every kiss reads like a poem
making wrongs right like a poem
i couldn’t say i dream of you
because my dreams are filled with no one
and all is lost
me and my boyfriend we found
we don’t hope for beyonds at all
me and my boyfriend spend time
and that’s all i’m holding on
we got permission
nothing’s above condition
but this ain’t a thang
it’s a mission
can’t join the band so sing along
me and my boyfriend got it going on
sleep with fans and t shirts on
asleep in vans your legs all strewn
across my lap
tan lines where your watch was strapped
you took off to make time
cut your hair
you left it long
i love to stare
there’s nothing wrong
and if i die while i’m asleep
i pray to God my boyfriend
keeps my secret