In a new interview with W Magazine, Frank Ocean has opened up about the new sounds he has been working with on, and how he’s approaching making music as a craft.
It’s already been three years since the release of Blonde, and unfortunately, the interview didn’t give us any indication that we can be expecting a new Frank Ocean album any time soon.
However! Knowing that Frank is being influenced by a wide range of scenes and is working on new music, is exciting enough for a lot of us.
“I’ve been interested in club, and the many different iterations of nightlife for music and songs.” he said.
“So the things I look at now have a lot to do with those scenes: Detroit, Chicago, techno, house, French electronic…”
Frank Ocean – ‘Nights’
The interview shone light on Frank Ocean’s attitude towards labels and his status as an independent artist. Keeping things in his own lane and completely independent is a path he wants to continue down when he eventually does release something new, however Frank has enjoyed the collaborative nature of making music and learning from others.
“I think for a while I’d like to get away from work that’s solitary by nature,” he said.
“I’ve never been in a band of had a songwriting partner or been with a group, so it’s always been a lot of time on my own writing and doing the work. I like the parts of the process where I work with session musicians or with record producers, or featured artists and guest vocalists…in spaces where I’m not the expert.”