Frank Ocean Says He’s Finishing New Album
There have been a few hints Frank Ocean is putting together a follow-up to 2012’s critically and commercially successful channel ORANGE, but with the exception of one song, very little has been revealed.
Ocean, however, mentioned in a Tumblr post this week that the process is nearly complete, but he’s considering skipping attending Coachella (as far as we know, he’s not on the bill to perform) to keep working on the album. He wrote: “I’M OPENING UP FOR OUTKAST THIS SUMMER AT PEMBERTON SO I MIGHT SKIP ON COACHELLA TO STAY IN THE GROOVE AND FINISH THIS B-TCH… I FEEL LIKE THEY’RE FINNA WILD OUT THO. F--K IT.. BRING THE HELICOPTER OUT.”
Ocean is scheduled to open for Outkast later this year at the Pemberton Music Festival. Perhaps he’ll end up performing his collaboration with Andre 3000, “Pink Matter.”
Although Ocean released five singles off channel ORANGE, the only track of his to drop since then has been “Hero,” a collaboration with Diplo, Mike Jones, and Paul Simonon from The Clash.
Channel ORANGE peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Released through Def Jam, it was produced by Ocean, Pharrell Williams, Malay, and Om’mas Keith and spawned singles “Thinkin Bout You,” “Pyramids,” which featured John Mayer, “Sweet Life,” “Lost,” and “Super Rich Kids.”
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