Frank Ocean has won two Grammy Awards for his album Channel Orange and has already recorded eleven songs for his follow up.Frank Ocean spoke with BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe on Tuesday to discuss his plans on the next album.
“Like 10, 11 songs into this next thing. It’s another cohesive thing bordering on a concept record again,” he told the radio show. Ocean explained that the new album might come from a moment at the end of Channel Orange. “There’s Golden Girl and it’s this beach scene and I kind of want to extend that feeling into the next record,” he said. “I’m going to Bora Bora when I get back ..I put a studio in my house, but it’s all in road cases. I’m going to take it all to Bora Bora and work for a few weeks.” Ocean has been working on a few tracks and plans to continue after his much needed vacation. “I was in the studio with Pharrell just yesterday,” he said. “Tyler came by and we were just playing records ..I’m getting in with Danger Mouse when I get back to the States.”
When asked if his next album will include some high profile features he shouted out British singer King Krule, saying that he loves his voice. “Usually when I meed these guys if we happen to write something then we do but it’s just cool just feel it out first,” said Ocean. “It has to be right as far as chemistry. I love Tame Imapala, Tyler put me on to Tame Impala ..Their music has that freedom to it, it’s wicked.”
Frank Ocean is currently in England preparing for the Brit Awards where he is nominated for the International Male Solo Artist award. He will also be joining the likes of Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, and Miguel at the International Wireless Festival in the UK. The singer says he plans to add some dates this summer to do some shows for Channel Orange. “I do want to get out for a few months this year ..I have some plans.” Looks like Frank Ocean will be having a busy 2013.