As fans across the world patiently await a new Frank Ocean album, it seems the Long Beach, Calif. singer might be busy working on other endeavors. While there is not much information yet, it appears Ocean is writing a novel in addition to working on his new project.
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The statement says, “Frank Ocean is one of the most artistic and enigmatic musicians working today. Though it has been more than four years since he released his debut studio album, Channel Orange, interest in Ocean hasn’t waned. Instead, it’s increased.
He is known for being a perfectionist, and a pursuant of creativity in all forms. He resists pressure and follows his own vision. He has published a magazine and worked on a novel while continuing to perfect his highly anticipated second album.
Ocean shuns interviews and social media, and prefers instead to speak through his work. He has said that when it comes to understanding music, the most important thing is to just press play.
Ocean is a powerful storyteller, using his own openness and honesty to create an emotionally intimate world in each of his songs. With his craft, his aim is not money, power, or fame, but to grow, progress, evolve and eventually be the absolute best.
So while he continues to work on that, we’ll continue to wait, as long as it takes, because when Frank Ocean does something, he does it right. The wait will be worth it.”
In terms of the music, Ocean’s new album could be dropping as soon as this month. Fellow California artist Iamsu! recently heard the project and gave it a rave review. Keep it locked to XXL for more music and news from the 28-year-old singer.
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