Ivy

Album: Blonde (2016)
Charted: 80
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Songfacts®:

  • This song finds Frank Ocean mulling over a breakup caused by mistakes by both partners. Though he is consumed by heartbreak and pain, Ocean asserts the relationship had been worthwhile.
  • Ocean originally debuted an early draft of the song live during a Munich set in June 2013. It was subsequently immortalized through grainy fan-shot video footage.
  • The song was produced by Rostam Batmanglij, formerly of Vampire Weekend and Jamie xx, who is a member of the London-based band The xx. Rostam recalled to Billboard magazine:

    "As soon as he played me 'Ivy' in its original form, I had a vision for what it could sound like."

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