Frank Ocean gave his fans a glimmer of hope that his new album may be released after all.
In late February, rumors have it that a very private listening session with Ocean went down in New York City and a short clip of the session found its way online. Although the clip didn’t tell too much, it gave his followers hope that a new album from the singer was in the works or maybe on its way to record stores, HotNewHipHop reported.
In a Pitchfork interview, producer James Ho, a.k.a. Malay,offered an update on the elusive Frank Ocean album. Malay who had a hands-on approach with Ocean on his debut album, “Channel ORANGE,” has returned to the scene for the latest album of the singer.
“Channel ORANGE” was released in 2012 and quickly gained recognition across the charts, including The Grammy.
Malay said Ocean has been devoted his craft to his upcoming album and added that the singer’s notably worked the hardest he ever has in his life for this LP. With regards to a release date, Malay simply stated that the world will get the project “when he’s ready.”
“I always tell people: When he’s ready, the world is gonna get it. It could be tomorrow… well, not tomorrow but maybe a month,” Malay said. “We’ve all been working hard. He’s been working super hard. I feel like he’s working harder than he’s ever worked in his life. I’m excited for everyone to hear it. I think people are going to be pleasantly surprised, for sure.”
It was earlier reported that Kanye West has been busy reworking his newly released album, “Life Of Pablo,” which will feature Frank Ocean. According to Billboard, Kanye called the 38-second standalone version featuring the “Channel Orange” as “Frank’s Track.”
Meanwhile, Malay also revealed working with Zayn Malik, Miguel, and numerous other artists, HipHopDx reported.