Frank Ocean’s Been Putting In Work On His Sophomore Album

Frank Ocean In Concert -  New York, NY

By Georgette Pierre

Back in December, there was a moment when we thought Frank Ocean wanted to explore life beyond music and Channel Orange, but after his Grammy win for Best Urban Contemporary Album, news has surfaced that the 25 year-old singer is already working on his follow up.

During an interview with BBC Radio 1, Ocean revealed he’s already a few songs in for his next LP. “I’m 10, 11 songs into this next thing,” he revealed. “It’s another cohesive thing, bordering on a concept record again.”

Although he didn’t give away too many details, he did mention plans to expand the theme on Orange’s bonus track “Golden Girl”, spending time in Bora Bora to work on the upcoming LP. His ideal collaborations include Danger Mouse and the UK’s King Krule.

He also revealed that he was in the studio with Pharrell earlier this week, who suggested that he embark on a two year tour, an idea Ocean wasn’t too fond of.  ”I can’t tour for two years straight because I have to record,” Ocean said. “I plan on getting out [on tour] this summer.”

An album title hasn’t been revealed but we can only hope that the “Forrest Gump” singer brings us more conceptual goodness like his Grammy Award-winning album did.