Frank Ocean Talks Producers, Collaborations for New Album
Previously, producer Om’Mas Keith mentioned Frank Ocean was going back to the studio to record a follow-up to his commercially and critically successful Channel Orange. Ocean, as of his week, confirmed a new release is in progress, even describing who he is in the studio with and who he would like as collaborators.
Speaking on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show on February 19, Ocean talked about his progress, stating: "I'm like 10,11 songs into this next thing. It's another cohesive thing bordering on a concept album again. At the end of 'Channel Orange' there's 'Golden Girl' and I kind of want to extend that feeling into the next record. I'm going to Bora Bora when I get back and setting up a studio there and see what happens."
Producers he mentioned include Pharrell and Tyler the Creator – and both, according to his statements, are definite. Collaborators, on the other hand, are up in the air. Ocean expressed a desire to work with King Krule, and once back in the United States, he is expected to collaborate with Danger Mouse. About collaborations, he said: “Usually when I meet these guys if we happen to write something then we do but it's good to just feel these things out.”
When Keith spoke about Ocean with Billboard, he mentioned that the R&B singer has been improving creatively and as a performer. If his sophomore album is to be the next step up creatively, what would you like it to sound like?