Frank Ocean, Where Is Your Sophomore Album?
If you're a Frank Ocean fan, you're pretty sick at the moment.
It's been three long years since the singer dropped his Grammy Award-winning album, Channel Orange. Songs like "Pink Matter" and "Pyramids" indicate his solid songwriting and vibrant vocals, which fans want more of. Now.
His following is growing antsy for that sophomore album (and magazine called Boys Don't Cry), a project that was supposed to be released this month. The "Thinkin Bout You" singer has not confirmed what the name of his album will be, but fans speculate that it could share the same title as the zine.
“I got two versions. I got twoooo versions.” #ISSUE1 #ALBUM3 #JULY2015 #BOYSDONTCRY," reads Ocean's Tumblr post in April, which showcased two stacks of magazines he revealed he was releasing.
Ocean has popped up as a feature on more than a few songs within the past three years including "Superpower" with Beyonce, "New Slaves" alongside Kanye West and Tyler, The Creator's "Slater." In 2014, the 27-year-old also released the song "Hero" and a snippet of another song "Memrise" on Tumblr.
Earlier this year, on what would have been Aaliyah's 36th birthday, the singer released a cover tribute, "At Your Best (You Are Love)." Then there is "Wiseman," a track that was reportedly to be featured on the soundtrack to the boxing movie Southpaw and before that, in the Jamie Foxx-starring film Django Unchained. The song never materialized on either project.
Still. No. Album.
Even Ocean has noticed the torches and pitchforks aimed at his direction.
"OK, IF ONE PERSON MANAGED TO STOP THEMSELVES FROM SPINNING THIS MORNING.. WHILE THE EARTH AND EVERYTHING KEEPS GOING.. WOULD THAT PERSON THEN GET SMASHED INTO BY THE OBJECTS AROUND HER AND CAUSE MASSIVE DESTRUCTION UPON IMPACT? OR IS THAT POOR PHYSICS?," he writes on his Tumblr page. "i know, i know..quit asking dumb ass questions to the internet and drop your album. haha."
Little is known about what sounds will come from Ocean's album. But, late last year, he interviewed Lil B for his magazine and the Based God alluded to the fact that they would be creating music together.
Christophe Chassol, a French pianistm revealed that he worked with Ocean at the Abbey Road studios in London while Rick Rubin was in the studio.
Pharrell Williams, Hit-Boy, Rodney Jerkins, Happy Perez, Charlie Gambetta, Kevin Ristro and Danger Mouse are also rumored to be involved in the project.
There's only three days left in July. Where is that album, Frank? Summer will be even better with your music as the soundtrack.
Loyal supporters are wondering the same. Check out what they have to say about July's missing musical component.
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