Frank Ocean Fires Management, PR Rep to Go in New Direction for Sophomore Album
Frank Ocean’s a relatively private person, down to his life and the music he makes. Therefore, it’s not surprising he’s revealed scant details about his sophomore album, expected to drop sometime over the next year.
However, a source came forward to BuzzFeed this week to provide an extremely pertinent update. While we still don’t know when Ocean’s next album will come out or what it will be titled, the source stated that the “Super Rich Kids” singer recently fired his management and publicist – all to put his career in a new direction.
Specifically, Ocean dropped Christian and Kelly Clancy, the management team still working with Odd Future and who assisted Ocean for his debut. There’s no word who’s replacing them.
As well, Life or Death PR was given the boot, and in place, Ocean has been on the roster for ID PR, the company currently working with Alicia Keys, Paul Simon, and a handful of actors.
Channel Orange, out in 2012, peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and generated a successful string of singles, such as “Thinkin Bout You,” “Pyramids,” “Sweet Life,” “Lost,” and “Super Rich Kids.” Apparently, those who’ve heard the follow up, like video director Nabil Elderkin, say it exceeds its debut: “Everyone should be excited about this new album — that sh-t is fire. He’s making a great record. It blows the sophomore-album myth out of the water.”
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