The Name Me by Your Title director confirmed the joint effort throughout an interview with New York Instances reporter Kyle Buchanan, stating: “We had been collaborating on a music video that by no means occurred. I exploit the Instances to launch an enchantment to Frank: Frank, let’s do this video. Come on.”
Buchanan’s interview with Guadagnino has but to be printed, so it is unclear if he supplied any further particulars about their collaboration. The dialog primarily centered 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 challenge since 2016’s Blonde. He has, nevertheless, gifted followers with a few 2020 singles known as “Expensive April” and “Cayendo.” In a 2019 interview with W journal, Ocean touched on a number of the themes and sounds he was exploring together with his new music. The Grammy-winning artist mentioned he wished to supply one thing that was nearer to fantasy than reality.
“I believed for a really very long time that there was energy in vulnerability, and I actually don’t imagine that anymore. ‘Energy’ and ‘vulnerability’ sound reverse as phrases,” he mentioned. “And so to mix them sounds sensible, however I don’t know whether it is sensible. It’s simply this realization that hit me: ‘Oh, proper, it’s a alternative whether or not you can be truthful or a liar.’ If I begin to inform a narrative after which I determine to not inform the story anymore, I can cease. It’s my story. The expectation for artists to be weak and truthful is rather a lot, ?—when it is now not a alternative. Like, to ensure that me to fulfill expectations, there must be an outpouring of my coronary heart or my experiences in a really truthful, weak manner. I am extra keen on lies than that. Like, give me a full motion-picture fantasy.”