Frank Ocean and his eagerly anticipated new album might be closer than you think, according to producer Malay.
In a recent interview with Pitchfork, the influential producer opened up about what’s happening with Frank Ocean’s new album, and when we might be expected to get a taste of the long, long awaited follow up to Channel Orange.
Although the album’s rumoured release date – which was mostly fanned by Ocean through Instagram – went by without a new album nor an updated release date, Malay assures fans that Ocean hasn’t fallen off the grid, and that he is indeed working hard on making sure that the new album delights his eager fans.
“We’ve all been working hard. He’s been working super hard. I feel like he’s working harder than he’s ever worked in his life, I’m excited for everyone to hear it. I think people are going to be pleasantly surprised, for sure.”
Malay produced nine of the 17 songs from Frank Ocean’s wildly successful debut album, and has been closely working with him on his sophomore release. However, he does implore the fans to not rush the artist, “I always tell people: When he’s ready, the world is gonna get it. It could be tomorrow… well not tomorrow but maybe a month.”
Although it’s not a concrete release date, and probably isn’t even mildly accurate, it’s still nice to get an update on what’s going on with Frank Ocean and his heavily anticipated album, and be assured that he is, indeed, still making music.
If the release is actually only a month away, we will keep our ears open for any stirrings regarding potential singles or snippets from any of his upcoming music, and we assure you that we won’t keep it all to ourselves if Frank Ocean decides to unexpectedly drop Boys Don’t Cry, or whatever the new album might be called.