The countdown to new music from Frank Ocean has officially started! During his highly anticipated set at the American festival Coachella, the singer-songwriter finally confirmed that his next album is on the way. It has been since 2016 that the singer has released a new album.
Although he said we have to wait a little longer, his next masterpiece is indeed on its way. Last weekend Frank Ocean (35) could be admired at Coachella. The R&B singer was Sunday’s headliner, which is remarkable, because Frank Ocean had not performed in concert since 2019 and had not performed at Coachella since 2017.
Since the release of Ocean’s latest 2016 album ‘Blonde’, fans have been hungry for new songs from Frank Ocean. And while the singer-songwriter has released several standalone singles, including In My Room, Cayendo and Dear Aprilno new album has been released in the past seven years.
During his show, Frank Ocean responded to fan speculation that his return to the stage after nearly six years must mean new music is on the way. “I want to talk about why I’m here because it’s not because of a new album,” he said before dropping the big news: “Not that there isn’t a new album…” The crowd screamed in unison.
Frank Ocean quieted the audience after the euphoria over his new album when he opened up about his personal struggles and growth. Why he wanted to perform at Coachella has to do with his brother, who passed away three years ago. His brother, Ryan Breaux, died on August 2, 2020 at the age of 18 in a car accident in California. “My brother and I often came to this festival,” he said after singing the fifth song. “We were just dancing in that tent to the music and I know he would have been so excited to be here with all of us,” he concludes.
When Frank Ocean’s highly anticipated new album will be released is still a big question mark.