Frank Ocean's Apple-exclusive album sings Sony and Samsung phones' praises

Musician Frank Ocean has a new visual album out, called "Endless", on Apple Music. It's an exclusive release for Apple's music service, which makes the content in the last piece of the 45-minute opus rather questionable. In "Device Control", you will get to hear explicit musical references to Apple, Sony, and Samsung smartphones.

More specifically:

With this Apple appliance, you can capture live videos
Still motion pictures shot at high frequency

With this Sony Telephone 4K video is in your palm
It is in your palm, in your palm

Life sharing, live posting, streaming off your videos
The new Samsung Galaxy allows you to livestream your life

According to the album's credits, the tune is voiced by Wolfgang Tillmans, so technically, it's not Frank Ocean doing Apple and its smartphone rivals' musical PR. What's even more interesting is that Apple and Sony get name-checks, but Samsung gets a specific product series reference - "Galaxy."

We wonder how okay Apple was with such content making it into one of the biggest pop music releases and Apple Music exclusives of 2016. Something tells us that we won't get an official address on the matter anytime soon.

In case you're interested, you can hear "Endless" on Apple Music

via The Verge



1. vincelongman

Posts: 5745; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Lol finally

2. Obádárà

Posts: 218; Member since: Nov 02, 2015


3. lyndon420

Posts: 6865; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Someone in apple's boardroom is slapping their head right about now lol.

4. Vagabondjonez

Posts: 163; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

This is some bulls**t exclusive sound? LoL has that ever worked?

5. TBomb

Posts: 1640; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Are those lyrics to a song..? If so, the Galaxy specific mention could be for poetic flow.

6. TBomb

Posts: 1640; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

I should note that I don't have Apple Music and plan to never get it.

7. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

I woke up this morning!!!

8. mixedfish

Posts: 1564; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Just means the 'Samsung' name isn't strong enough for recognition without 'Galaxy' following it :P

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