The audience at the FYF Fest in Los Angeles not only got to see the acclaimed Frank Ocean but also enjoyed the unexpected appearance from one of his fans: the one and only, Brad Pitt.
The singer was in the middle of his set when he told the crowd that he was going to cover his favorite song, Stevie Wonder’s version of “Close to You” by The Carpenters.
During the performance, Pitt stood by the side of the stage with his back to Ocean, his ear to his phone as if Ocean was serenading him; the image of Pitt listening to the song was projected onto large video screens.
After that cover, Ocean transitioned into the Jackson 5 classic “Never Can Say Goodbye.”
Also spotted on stage? Oscar winner Spike Jonze. The Where the Wild Things Are and Her director was at the concert filming Ocean’s performance.
This lovely bromance came about after Pitt professed his love for Ocean’s music during the GQ interview, where the actor explained how Ocean’s most recent album Bond help him through his divorce from Angelina Jolie:
“I’ve been listening to a lot of Frank Ocean,” Pitt said. “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.”
Ocean returned the compliment during his set at Parklife Festival in Manchester, back in June, by wearing a shirt with the actor’s face on the front.
The audience was ecstatic about the moving piece of performance art performed by the acclaimed singer and the award winning actor and posted on social media plenty of photos and reactions.
— MAX (@ThisIsMax) July 23, 2017