Frank Ocean’s new music teasers could be the work of a hacker

The musician shared a clip of a cover of SZA's 'The Weekend' last month

Frank Ocean‘s cryptic messages suggesting he is set to release new music with SZA, Kendrick Lamar, and André 3000 could be the work of a hacker, it has been reported. 

A first post on his Tumblr page, posted today (February 5), read: “March 1st… SOLANA + KL + ANDRE… HERE FOR THE BEANS.” SZA’s real name is Solána Rowe.

Another post included three dates, “? (2019) ? (2019) ? (2020),” hinting there could be three drops of music on the way over the next year. Both posts have now been deleted but can be seen on the screenshot below. 

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Now, it has been suggested a hacker was behind the teasers. Two further posts appeared on Ocean’s Tumblr, with one directing fans to “email me if you’re interested in buying unreleased Frank songs.” Another included a link to an Instagram page and said: “If this post gets 25,000 likes I will release the Frank Ocean song featuring andre, kendrick and sza (‘it’s a legit song).” Those two posts have also been deleted.

The posts follow Ocean sharing a snippet of him covering SZA’s ‘The Weekend’ last month. The star posted a short video to his Instagram story in which the recording could be heard playing in the background.

Ocean’s last album, ‘Blonde’, was released in August 2016. Since then, he has shared a number of standalone tracks, including 2017’s ‘Biking’ and ‘Chanel’, and last year’s cover of ‘Moon River’.

In January, the musician denied reports that his visual album ‘Endless’ was to be made available on all streaming services. The 45-minute video record is currently only available on Apple Music.

It was said to be coming to other platforms as a “proper track-by-track album” but Ocean shut down those reports, confirming to one fansite that it was “fake news”.

‘Endless’ preceded the release of ‘Blonde’ by one day in August 2016. Both long-awaited albums arrived four years after his debut record, ‘channel ORANGE’.