New Frank Ocean Album Reportedly On the Way

by Emell Adolphus

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Thursday September 16, 2021

Frank Ocean with the doll he brought to the Met Gala.
Frank Ocean with the doll he brought to the Met Gala.  (Source:Screenshot via Instagram/@blonded)

Frank Ocean is finally ready for a follow up to his critically acclaimed hit album, "Blonde," according to a new report by NME.

Ocean has reportedly been playing his new album for record labels in preparation for his next LP.

"The follow-up to the artist's 2016 album 'Blonde' has been the subject of speculation for some time, with a series of stand-alone singles and guest collaborations accounting for Ocean's only musical output since," NME writes. "While Ocean reportedly signed a deal with Warner Chappell Music publishing back in December 2019, he has remained an independent artist since he left Def Jam following the release of 'Endless' a day before he self-released 'Blonde' in August 2016."

Previously, Ocean has shared his distrust of major record labels and told Gayletter that the artist always ends up "deflowered."

"Anytime you get into the business side of the arts, there has to be some degree of objectification or commodification that you're comfortable with, of yourself and of your work," he explained. "A lot of people I talk to about careers in the music industry, their ideas of success have to do with nostalgia. They have to do with tropes of success, things they've been shown over the years that represent what a successful career is. I think that helps you become prey, because somebody can manipulate you with those things."

How excited are you for Frank Ocean's next release?