Frank Ocean has revealed some of the first details about his next album, revealing he has record ten tracks and is keen to work with rising UK artist King Krule.
Appearing on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show last night (February 19), Ocean spoke about producers and artists he is currently working with and listening to, saying that he is well into the recording process of making the follow up to his 2012 album ‘Channel Orange’. “I’m like 10,11 songs into this next thing. It’s another cohesive thing bordering on a concept album again. At the end of ‘Channel Orange’ there’s ‘Golden Girl’ and I kind of want to extend that feeling into the next record. I’m going to Bora Bora when I get back and setting up a studio there and see what happens,” he said.
Quizzed on who he is working with and who he would like to get into the studio with, Ocean revealed: “I was in the studio with Pharrell just yesterday (February 18), Tyler came by and we were just playing records. As far as collaborations in the future for me, I don’t know. There’s this kid King Krule who is really sick and I would love to do something with. He has a special voice, really cool. I’m getting in with Danger Mouse when I get back to the States. Usually when I meet these guys if we happen to write something then we do but it’s good to just feel these things out. I love Tame Impala, Tyler put me onto them and they’re wicked. Their music has a freedom to it.”
Ocean is currently in the UK ahead of the Brit Awards this evening, where he is nominated for the International Male Solo Artist award alongside Gotye, Bruce Springsteen, Jack White and Michael Buble.
Meanwhile, it was confirmed this week that Frank Ocean will perform at this year’s Wireless Festival in London alongside Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar.