It’s been more than three years since Frank Ocean’s highly influential album Blonde topped several Best of 2016 lists and single handedly shifted the direction of R&B.
And expect his next album to signal a new direction as well.
In a rare sit down with W Magazine, Frank expressed that he has been inspired by club music from Detroit and Chicago house to French electro.
While Frank has been celebrated for his brutal honesty in past songs, he may be leaving that behind for now.
"I believed for a very long time that there was strength in vulnerability, and I really don’t believe that anymore," he says. "In order for me to satisfy expectations, there needs to be an outpouring of my heart or my experiences in a very truthful, vulnerable way. I’m more interested in lies than that. Like, give me a full motion-picture fantasy."
Frank also said he doesn’t even have an eye on any release date yet...but given that he’s inspired, new music in 2020 seems like a safe bet.
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