Odd Future’s Frank Ocean has announced his possible absence from this weekend’s Coachella music festival in California to wrap up his long-awaited sophomore album.
Based on a Tumblr post, Ocean revealed his contemplation in ditching a live performance for a completed LP.
“I’M OPENING UP FOR OUTKAST THIS SUMMER AT PEMBERTON SO I MIGHT SKIP ON COACHELLA TO STAY IN THE GROOVE AND FINISH THIS B*TCH… I FEEL LIKE THEY’RE FINNA WILD OUT THO. F*CK IT.. BRING THE HELICOPTER OUT.” (Frank Ocean’s Tumblr)
Last month, reports revealed Frank’s long-awaited follow-up to channel ORANGE was finally forming.
Since deleting his Twitter and Instagram accounts, the reclusive singer has shared little about the follow-up to his 2012 Grammy-winning album channel ORANGE. But in the late hours of Monday, he posted a photo of himself on Tumblr, reassuring fans that a new album is on the way. Photographer Nabil snapped the Odd Future crooner seated in the studio with his back facing the camera. “Frank in the lab.. Making sophomore album game,” said Nabil. (Rap-Up)
Last fall, Ocean inked an open blog post following an extensive music biz hiatus.
“mind is pretty blank right now. i’m sitting in my kitchen listening to age of consent by new order. i like this song.. i f*ck with that gwen stefani song ‘cool’ too, i never knew 3000 played keyboards on it- sounds like some teen coming of age movie. i used my birthday week pass to stay in my apartment for too long.. sit still and catch up on some information. i saw that movie ‘glengarry glen ross’ and ‘bottle rocket’, ‘pi’, ‘blackfish’ (sea world is the devil), ‘this is the end’ (hahaha), ‘the purge'(smh), some funny horror movie i forgot the name of ‘…’ ” (Frank Ocean’s Tumblr)
Aside from discussing a few literary works, the West Coast crooner also hinted at being back to his music-making ways.
“my homie in aussie suggested that i read ‘mr. norris changes trains’.. the writing was really nice. i read ‘the new jim crow’ it made me not f*ck with humans for an hour. oh and ‘difficult men’ which talked about great tv ..dexter, the wire, the sopranos, breaking bad and whatnot. i didn’t watch any news or read it …figured all that shit was gonna happen either way. i’m back to work these days.” (Frank Ocean’s Tumblr)