Frank Ocean (born October 28, 1987) is an American singer/songwriter and member of the gleefully hedonistic hip-hop collective OFWGKTA. He was born named as Christopher Edwin Breaux and lived in Long Beach, California. He has helped pen tracks for Justin Bieber, John Legend, Brandy, and Beyoncé over the last few years. In 2011, Ocean released his debut mixtape, Nostalgia, Ultra, for free via his Tumblr.
Venting about his decision to drop the record his own way, he took to Twitter on March 1, 2011:
“Ivy” is the second track on Frank Ocean’s sophomore album Blonde. This track explores growing up and thinking about past mistakes.
Frank performed a rough demo version of “Ivy” at the BMW Welt in Munich, the first stop of his European tour ‘California Live’, in June 2013.
Frank discusses his first love in this song.