Earlier this year we learned the happy news that singer Frank Ocean is hard at work on his next album, we saw photos of Frank chillin’ with Madonna at the MET Ball and last month we got to hear 3 new Ocean songs performed live on tour in Europe. Today we learn the sad news that, for some as-yet unknown reason, Frank decided to delete both his official Instagram profile and his official Twitter profile. Without explanation, both accounts have been shut down … tho, thankfully, Frank is still posting on his official Tumblr site. Click below to read the new post that Frank published on his Tumblr, his first message to the world since deleting his other social network accounts.
i’ve been meaning to write you more. different hotels every night aren’t so bad really. in fact- all the moving house could inspire a photo series.. not for the gram, knowing me it’s probably only for whoever controls my estate in the future and enthusiastically develops all the rolls of film i forgot to. i’m in belgium, just 7 concerts into a tour with an ambiguous ending. i’d tour for a year if it didn’t interrupt my recording or my weekend driving. i really wanted to go to cairo in between europe and australia.. might let things settle some.. go to south africa instead and place some flowers on a gate for the president. for being epic and 94. i write on paper at night. my tour manager gave me a small powder blue book at the beginning of this run with gold embossed lettering on the cover that reads ‘one line a day’.. it’s easier than you’d think to narrow the entire cinema of your day into one sentence. i never read them back in the morning. whenever morning is.. even my macbook clock can’t keep up. all the travel isn’t in support of an album or anything like that really- past or ahead. there’s no label or touring firm dollars involved. all pennies from my pocket. in support of some odd daydream. ops to photograph crowds and clouds from planes. contrast all the quiet with some noise. new noise and old noise..sober crowd, faaded crowd. all welcome.
It sucks that Frank deleted both of his social network sites but I think I’m going to miss his Instagram profile most. You learn a lot about a person from the photos they choose to share … which is why Instagram is, by far, my favorite social network site. I’m glad that Frank is still posting on his Tumblr, tho. He always tends to pen interesting stuff to read. Maybe his Instagram will return, maybe not … but as long as he keeps creating music, I think all will remain right with the world.