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Frank Ocean has 'hours' of unreleased music from 'Blonde' and 'Endless'

Collaborator Spaceman discusses working with R&B star in new interview

Tyrone Lebon

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Frank Ocean reportedly has "a lot" of unreleased music leftover from his 'Blonde' and 'Endless' album sessions.

The R&B star released his long-awaited new album 'Blonde' on August 20, coming just days after visual album 'Endless'.

In a new interview with Pitchfork, collaborator Billy "Spaceman" Patterson, has said: "There’s a lot of stuff that we recorded that I still haven’t heard yet."

"When he dropped 'Endless', I thought that was it. And then, boom, a couple of days later, 'Blonde'. [I thought] 'Oh, those songs! I remember them.' We recorded a lot of music."

Spaceman, who has worked with everyone from Miles Davis and Sly Stone to Sun Ra and Aaliyah, added: "We had like 14-hour, 15-, 16-hour sessions. We’re creating continually. So something may happen, and [Frank might] say, ‘Oh, that’s nice, let’s try this here.’ So it winds up becoming a thing, and then I wind up doing a lot of different kind of textures."

"It wasn’t defined: ‘OK, this is 'Endless',’ or ‘this is 'Boys Don’t Cry' or 'Blonde'’ or whatever the working titles were. I call it just one giant, long record."



Spaceman appears on 'Endless' tracks 'In Here Somewhere', 'Rushes' and 'Deathwish (ASR)' and possibly 'Slide on Me' and 'U-N-I-T-Y'. On 'Blonde', Spaceman claims to be on 'Nights', 'Skyline To', 'Seigfreid', 'Ivy', 'Pink & White', 'Close To You' and possibly 'Pretty Sweet'.

On working with Ocean, Spaceman said: "Frank was cool. He’s a cat. He’s a creative kind of guy that’s very introspective. And he’s got big ears. He hears a lot of things. He’ll hear something and say, ‘Ah, yeah, that’s good.’ We wind up finding the elements that work in a particular sequence of sounds."

Meanwhile, it appears that Frank Ocean has recorded his first interview in three years with Zane Lowe.
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