Frank Ocean to Soon Start Recording Sophomore Album
At the time Channel Orange began receiving praise and appearing on “album of the year” lists, Frank Ocean served up one piece of news that shocked news and critics: he might not do a musical follow-up. Instead, Ocean revealed, a novel or another form of artistic expression would surface, although he wouldn’t stop recording permanently.
Ocean’s bad news, however, has been short lived. A Billboard interview with Channel Orange producer Om’Mas Keith revealed Ocean plans to enter the studio to start putting together his sophomore release.
Keith, who is responsible for adding substance to Channel Orange, told Billboard: "He came over to the studio and said we’re about to get back to work again. So it’s just that creative talk, where we know we’re about to get back into the studio soon. I’m just not sure when."
Keith goes onto state that touring matured Ocean, improving the R&B singer “creatively, harmonically, sonically and musically.” Keith went onto explain: “We haven’t been immersed like that since we stopped working on the album, but I know that Frank is on a continual quest for knowledge. He doesn’t stop on the knowledge tip. […] I can only imagine where he’s at now. I think his prowess will only grow as the years go past."
Channel Orange is up for six Grammy nominations. What would you like Ocean to do for his next album? Would you like his sound to stay on the same path or go in a different direction?
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