While the entire planet was anticipating the new Frank Ocean Boys Don’t Cry album, the artist instead went ahead and released his visual album Endless last week. Best known for his R&B sound, it came with quite a bit of a surprise that the album ended with a seven-minute-long techno track. Today we can tell you a bit more on how that came to be.
It turns out that the track is called “Device Control” and is one of the unreleased tracks of German photographer Wolfgang Tillmans. The two met awhile ago, mainly for a photoshoot of Frank Ocean, who wanted to use the images for his new album and as a result Ocean got interested in Tillmans’ music as well. The two ended up meeting again in Berlin, where Ocean insisted he wanted to head to techno temple Berghain with Tillmans. Ocean also went ahead and right away expressed interest in the Tillmans track and told him he wanted to use it on his new album. As it turns out, he actually used the full seven-minute track as the ending of Endless. You can read the full story here below in a post by Wolfgang Tillmans.
Watch his new music video for “Nikes” now here.
- Photography: Wolfgang Tillmans