Frank Ocean is “10, 11 songs” into sophomore album
Frank Ocean spoke with BBC Radio 1′s Zane Lowe earlier today, where he briefly discussed his upcoming sophomore album, the follow-up to last year’s crown jewel, channel ORANGE.
As SPIN notes, Ocean revealed that he’s “10, 11 songs” into his next album, which he described as “another cohesive thing, bordering on a concept record again.”
Ocean plans to work on the album for a few weeks in Bora Bora, hoping to carry over the “beach theme” of the channel ORANGE track “Golden Girl”. He’ll then head back to the U.S. with plans to meet up with Danger Mouse. He’s already collaborated with Pharrell Williams for the album, and also expressed a desire to hit the studio with the young London musician King Krule.
In a recent interview with The New York Times, Ocean indicated that his next album was still quite a ways off, as he planned to travel “to Shanghai after the Grammys with his equipment in tow, some new recordings already in hand, and … write ‘in remote locations for the next two years.’”
In the interim, Ocean told Lowe he will embark on a tour later this summer. However, don’t expect for his travels to be very extensive: “I can’t tour for two years straight because I have to record.”
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