Frank Ocean is gearing up to release some new music, sharing some new songs as his blonded RADIO program returns for the first time in 2019.
For over three years now, eager Frank Ocean fans have been wondering when we might see a follow-up to Blonde, a record that Pitchfork recently labelled the best of the decade.
While we previously went through a four-year period of almost complete silence before Blonde was released, fans have been rather lucky this time around, with Frank Ocean blessing us with a number of singles over the years.
Following the release of tunes like ‘Biking’, ‘Provider’, and ‘Moon River’, a bunch of unreleased Frank tracks were reportedly offered up for sale earlier this year following a Tumblr hack.
Although fans worried this might affect the release of new tunes, an interview earlier this month indicated that the music legend was hard at work in the studio. Now, we’ve been given a preview of the fruits of this labour.
Check out a preview of Frank Ocean’s ‘Dear April’:
Appearing on his website over the weekend, two new vinyl singles – ‘Dear April’ and ‘Cayendo’ – have been put up for pre-order. Backed by remixes from Justice and Sango, respectively, these new tunes aren’t available for streaming yet, though footage of the remixes have been previewed online.
To make things even more exciting though, Frank Ocean added to these new songs by bringing back his highly-acclaimed Beats 1 radio program blonded RADIO for its first episode of 2019 and sharing a new single.
Co-hosted by Vegyn and Roof Access, the first episode since Christmas of 2018 sees Frank Ocean spinning classic tracks from the likes of Prince, Miles Davis, The Rolling Stones, Sia, and his own new track, ‘DHL’.
Kicking off the show though was a portion of Justice’s recent set at Frank Ocean’s new queer nightclub PrEP+, which held its first night in New York City just a few days ago.
At this stage, there’s no word as to when these new vinyl-only songs will arrive on streaming services, or if they precede the release of a new album, but it seems as though things are beginning to heat up.