Frank Ocean Premieres Eerie Video for 'Novacane': Watch
Directed by Nabil Elderkin, the video opens with a single lamp illuminating a dark room. The camera slowly pans to find Ocean sitting on a chair beside the hazy image of a woman, who soon disappears. For the remainder of the video, Ocean receives visits by numerous other female ghosts who vanish as suddenly as they appear. Later, sitting on the bed, he wipes what appears to Novocain on his face, desensitized by the meaningless one-night stands.
The well-received song is currently No. 44 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. It is the first single from Ocean's EP Nostalgia, Ultra, which is rumored to be released commercially on July 26.