Like fellow nominee Jack White, Frank Ocean is already thinking beyond his Grammy-nominated album, channel ORANGE. In an interview with Billboard, channel ORANGE producer Om’Mas Keith revealed that he and Frank have begun the initial process behind Ocean’s sophomore LP.
Back in December, Ocean told the Guardian that he was unsure if he’d make another album: “The storytelling part of it is the most interesting and challenging part of the whole process for me. … So much so that I might not make another album. I might just write a novel next. I don’t know!” Fortunately, it appears our 2012 Artist of the Year has since changed his tune.
“He came over to the studio and said we’re about to get back to work again,” Keith told Billboard. “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.”
Update: In a new profile on Ocean, The New York Times reports that he will head “to Shanghai after the Grammys with his equipment in tow, some new recordings already in hand, and plans to write ‘in remote locations for the next two years.’” What’s more, Ocean revealed that he’s writing a fiction book about “brothers.”
Meanwhile, Ocean will perform at the Grammys tomorrow night, where he is nominated for six awards. Prepare yourself by watching his still-dazzling performance of “Bad Religion” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon below.