R&B star's long-awaited album was originally released digitally in August
To mark Record Store Day Black Friday, Ocean has updated his official website with a plethora of new merch and releases. These include posters, magazines and air freshers, as well as vinyl and CD releases of ‘Blonde’. Ocean appears to have teamed up with XL Recordings, home of Radiohead and formerly Adele, for the physical releases.
The R&B performer dropped his long-awaited album ‘Blonde’ in August, coming just days after visual album ‘Endless’. The records were his first since 2012 breakthrough ‘Channel Orange’ and both were initially exclusive to Apple Music, although ‘Blonde’ has since made its way to other digital services.
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Ocean recently gave his first interview in three years, revealing that he is working on new music but may never release an album again.
After a lengthy silence following the releases, Ocean has granted an interview to The New York Times. The NY Times interview confirmed that the singer is working on new music in an “anonymous recording studio” but may move away from the album format in the future.
Ocean, who recently parted ways with long-term label Def Jam, said: “Because I’m not in a record deal, I don’t have to operate in an album format. I can operate in half-a-song format.”
He also suggested that he might devote less time to music and operate in other mediums in the future, revealing that he had been looking at enrolling for a visual arts degree at a New York university.
“I believe that I’m one of the best in the world at what I do, and that’s all I’ve ever wanted to be,” he explained. “It’s more interesting for me to figure out how to be superior in areas where I’m naïve, where I’m a novice.”
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