Frank Ocean Covers Nigerian Disco Song “Only You” at 2017 FYF Fest
Frank Ocean's set at the 2017 FYF Fest in Los Angeles this past weekend has been the talk of the town. During his performance, the L.A. singer sang a cover of Steve Monite's "Only You," a rare Nigerian disco track that was released in the 1980s. Backed by Alex G, Frank performed the cover in front of thousands of fans in attendance. Steve Monite's "Only You" dropped in 1984 and was reissued this year.
Brad Pitt, a noted fan of Frank Ocean fan who said the singer's music helped him through his divorce with Angelina Jolie, also made a surprise appearance onstage during Ocean's set. Frank sang a Stevie Wonder rendition of The Carpenters’ “Close to You” while the actor sat onstage. It was a beautiful sight to see.
After the highly publicized divorce with Angelina Jolie, Pitt described how impactful Frank Ocean's music was at the time: “I find this young man so special. Talk about getting to the raw truth. He’s painfully honest. He’s very, very special. I can’t find a bad one. And of great irony to me: Marvin Gaye’s Here, My Dear [Gaye’s touchstone album about divorce]. And that kind of sent me down a road.”
Watch Frank Ocean cover Steve Monite below.
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