Frank Ocean is continuing to bless us with new music. After dropping “DHL” last month, the musician released “In My Room” at the weekend, and revealed an Arca remix of his upcoming track “Little Demon”, featuring Skepta.
Arca performed at PrEP+’s Halloween party last week, as well as playing the second edition of the event on October 24. The club night acted as a tribute to New York’s 80s club scene – imagining what could have been had the HIV drug existed in the era.
Ocean’s night weathered criticism over the supposed lack of queer performers, as well as for allegedly taking funds from the manufacturer of PrEP. In a post on Tumblr, Ocean rebuffed claims relating to PrEP manufacturer Gilead Sciences, before going on to address criticism that he was trying to “rewrite” LGBTQ+ history. “I decided to name what was otherwise going to be a night of lights and music inspired by an era of clubbing that I loved, PrEP+,” he wrote, “because while designing the club I started to imagine, in an era where so many lives were lost, what it would have been like if something had existed that would’ve saved thousands of lives.”