The liner notes for Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’ revealed, including Kanye West and Beyoncé’s contributions

A list of contributors to the record was previously published in Ocean's Boys Don't Cry magazine

The liner notes for Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’ have finally been revealed following the album’s release in August.

The musician’s Boys Don’t Cry magazine included a list of contributors, including David Bowie, Kanye West, Jamie xx and Beyoncé, to the record’s 17 tracks, but didn’t make clear who did what where.

A month after the record came out, songwriting body ASCAAP revealed some of the songwriting credits for ‘Blonde’, but didn’t fully reveal the album’s whole story.


As Pitchfork reports, the record was released on CD and vinyl for Black Friday (November 25) and yesterday (December 10), a Reddit user uploaded images of the CD version, including its liner notes.

In them, West is listed as a co-writer on ‘White Ferrari’ and Beyoncé is credited as a backing vocalist on ‘Pink + White’. However, the liner notes do not credit James Blake as a writer on ‘White Ferrari’ contrary to the previously revealed credits.

Blake is, however, recognised for production, arrangement and keyboards to ‘Solo’, ‘Solo (Reprise)’ and ‘Godspeed’.

The liner notes also reveal former Dirty Projectors member Amber Coffman sang additional vocals on ‘Nikes’ and Yung Lean was a featured vocalist on ‘Godspeed’.

Ocean has been announced as the first Lovebox Festival headliner for 2017 in what is being billed as a “London festival exclusive”.


Lovebox 2017 runs from July 14-15 at the capital’s Victoria Park. The R&B star will headline the Friday leg of the festival. Tickets are on sale now at the Lovebox website.

A press release reads: “Visionary artist Frank Ocean has earned his place as one of the most celebrated and critically acclaimed acts of this era… Frank Ocean is sure to lead the way of what will be an unforgettable roster, once again making London’s own Lovebox a defining moment of the festival season. This outstanding headliner is the first taste of great things to come for Lovebox 2017.”

The announcement marks Ocean’s live return. He last played live in July 2014. He has also been confirmed to play at Primavera Sound in Barcelona and NorthSide Festival in Denmark’s Aarhus.