With the combination of his poetic coming-out tumblr post and the release of his debut album channel ORANGE, Odd Future member Frank Ocean has been on nearly everybody’s radar. The New Orleans native, who has written for the likes of Beyonce and Justin Bieber, has been touring in support of his debut and has treated his fans with a rendition of one of his favorite songs, Prince‘s “When You Were Mine.”
Ocean opened with the cover at Los Angeles’ Wiltern Theater last Tuesday to screeches and cheers. Ocean’s voice shines through, despite the cell phone audio quality and mass hysteria of what some have compared to a Beatles concert. What can be heard, however, can only make fans hope that he manages to squeeze some time in at the studio to release a quality version of the heartbroken song.
For more Frank Ocean, be sure to check out his blog.