Frank Ocean has said that ‘Channel Orange’ might be his last ever album.
The ‘Pyramids’ singer has noted that he finds storytelling the most interesting part about creating music, so much so that he is pondering whether to quit making music and write a novel instead.
He told The Guardian: “Some people focus more on sonics. Some people focus more on story. I focus on both sonics and story. But storytelling’s a different thing. It’s the more interesting part about making music for me, or making albums and songs and stuff. So much so that I might not make another album. I might just write a novel next. I don’t know!”
When pushed on whether ‘Channel Orange’ would really be his last ever album, Ocean explained why he doesn’t like to predict what he’ll be doing next. “It could be it, if I flew next week and my plane crashed! It could be it, if somebody walked along and shot me for my bracelet or something. It could always be it,” he said.
He added: “The idea of recognising your strengths and using them in as versatile a way as you can is cool to me. I don’t ever want to be caught up in a system of thinking I can do one thing cos that’s just…that’s just telling yourself a lie.
“This isn’t a faux retirement. It’s no bullshit. I was just making music yesterday. But I do think it would be fucking legendary if I just made ‘Channel Orange’ last year, then put out a best-selling novel next year, then, you know, designed an arena in Stockholm in 2014!”
Frank Ocean released ‘Channel Orange’, which was his debut album, in July of this year (2012), with the LP peaking at Number Two in the Official UK Album Chart.