R&B singer Frank Ocean says that his first official album, the acclaimed Channel Orange, may also be his last, according to The Guardian.
“It could be,” Ocean said in an interview with the British publication. “It could be it, if I flew next week and my plane crashed! It could be it if somebody walked along and shot me for my bracelet or something. It could always be it. The idea of recognizing your strengths and using them in as versatile a way as you can is cool to me. I don’t ever want to be caught up in a system of thinking I can do one thing cos that’s just … that’s just telling yourself a lie. But I do like to sing. I play piano every day. I enjoy that.”
He also expressed interest in writing a novel.
“Storytelling’s a different thing,” Ocean said.”It’s 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 might just write a novel next. I don’t know!”
The singer is nominated for six Grammy awards this year, including Best New Artist and Album of the Year. With his proven success, Ocean says he doesn’t plan to stop making music altogether.
“This isn’t a faux retirement,” Ocean said. “It’s no bullsh*t. I was just making music yesterday. But I do think – it would be f–king 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! I don’t know! You just do what you can and you have as much fun as possible, and love your life as much as you can despite the bullshit and all the expectations and sh*t.”
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