Frank Ocean releases his debut album ‘Channel Orange’ a week early – listen

The singer is also streaming his debut solo album online

Frank Ocean has brought forward the release of his debut album ‘Channel Orange’ by a week, meaning it is available to buy now.

The album follows last year’s ‘Nostalgia, Ultra’ mixtape and was due for release on Monday (July 16), however, during an appearance on US talk show Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Ocean announced that he was bringing the record’s release forward by a week.

You can hear the album, which features contributions from Outkast‘s Andre 3000, his Odd Future bandmate Earl Sweatshirt and John Mayer, by visiting Ocean’s tumblr

Last week, Ocean opened up about his sexuality, explaining via his blog that his first love had been a man.

Ocean has been widely praised for his bravery, with the likes of Beyonce and hip-hop mogul Russell Simons speaking out in support of the singer’s decision to speak out about his sexuality.

The tracklisting for ‘Channel Orange’ is as follows:

‘Thinkin Bout You’
‘Sierra Leone’
‘Sweet Life’
‘Not Just Money’
‘Super Rich Kids’ (feat. Earl Sweatshirt)
‘Pilot Jones’
‘Crack Rock’
‘White’ (feat. John Mayer)
‘Bad Religion’
‘Pink Matter’ (feat. AndrĂ© 3000)
‘Forrest Gump’