New Information Has Surfaced on Frank Ocean's New Album

In an interview with FADER, French pianist Christophe Chassol detailed his experience working with Frank Ocean on his upcoming album. Check out what he had to say below.

Ocean invited me to Abbey Road to record on his album. I asked him when I came, ‘how he heard about me?’ He told me his friend Diplo was listening a lot to Indiamore, and they started to listen to it, and they were wondering how I was doing the speech harmonization, so he called me. He asked me to do some speech harmonization on a song with him. After a while, it was cool and he was like, ‘yeah, but we have to find another way because you already did it.’ The guy is smart. He’s really smart. The way he works in the studio is really cool. He has a printer, he has a lot of pictures of architecture, contemporary art, a lot of pictures of different kinds of things. So we start to work on a track and he says, this track is this—that car that you can see. He makes me work on a song, and I’m like, ‘oh this sounds like Pino Donaggio’s score for ‘Blow Out’, by Brian Depalma. I start to work on a song and five minutes later on the pro-tools screen you have the movie, the score, stretched to fit the song—just to try. I’ve never worked with that much money in music. It’s good sometimes to have money, because you can try things...At some point, a guy came into the studio, a guy with a long beard. We start talking and then he leaves and they tell me it’s Rick Rubin! I didn’t know the guy! Sometimes I’m the only one who doesn’t know the things.
— https://www.thefader.com/2015/05/25/chassol-frank-ocean

-AO

Frank Ocean- "You Are Luhh (Aaliyah Cover)"

Frank Ocean has released "You Are Luhh," a cover of Aaliyah's song, "At Your Best (You Are Love)," which is a cover of The Isley Brothers' song of the same name. Yesterday would have been Aaliyah's 36th birthday so Frank released his cover in honor of her. He absolutely killed it and delivered a beautiful, simplistic version that did not disappoint. Check the song out here on his Tumblr. The anticipation for his next project is at an all-time high. Enjoy.

-AO

Albums To Anticipate In 2014

I made this list for last year and it went over well so let’s do it again! There honestly is a lot less to anticipate this year since last year’s musical output was so amazing, but the game is full of surprises, so I don’t count anyone out. Enjoy.

February

02/25- ScHoolboy Q- Oxymoron

Unknown

Isaiah Rashad- TBA & Cilvia

Rick Ross- Mastermind

Joey Bada$$- B4.Da.$$

Lupe Fiasco- Tetsuo & Youth

Ab-SoulBlack Lip Pastor

Frank Ocean- TBA

Kanye West- TBA

Andre 3000- TBA

Jay Rock- TBA

SZA- TBA

-HB

Frank Ocean (International Tour Dates)

Frank Ocean has announced some new tour dates across the globe. Check them out below. Enjoy.

06/27/13 @ Tap 1 - Copenhagen, Denmark

 06/28/13 @ Bravalla Festival - Norrkoping, Sweden

07/02/13 @ Heineken Music Hall - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

07/03/13 @ Le Zenith - Paris, France

07/04/13 @ Hovefestival - Arendal, Norway

07/06/13 @ Rock Werchter - Rotselaar, Belgium

07/09/13 @ Brixton O2 Academy - London, United Kingdom

07/10/13 @ Brixton O2 Academy - London, United Kingdom

07/12/13 @ Wireless Festival, Olympic Park London - London, United Kingdom

07/13/13 @ Phoenix Park - Dublin, Ireland

07/14/13 @ T in the Park - Kinross, United Kingdom

07/16/13 @ Laugardalshollin - Reykjavik, Iceland

07/28/13 @ Splendour in the Grass Festival - Byron Bay, Australia

08/03/13 @ Osheaga Music and Arts Festival - Montreal, QC

-HB

Top 10 Favorite Artists (Currently)

Kanye West will always be my favorite artist for many reasons that I won’t get into right now. But, after a few months of really good music, I want to list my top 10 favorite artists, BASED OFF OF THE PAST FEW MONTHS. In a couple of months, it could be an entirely different list, but for now, here goes:

-These are not in order by who’s better, just who I’m feeling the most.

My Top Ten:

1. Joey Bada$$

2. J. Cole

3. Kendrick Lamar

4. Frank Ocean

5. Nas

6. Game

7. Chance The Rapper

8. Drake

9. Rockie Fresh

10. Kirk Knight

-HB

channel ORANGE Tour (Terminal 5, New York) (Video)

Frank Ocean has begun his channel ORANGE tour and video has surfaced from his set in New York City. Sit back as he gets into most of channel ORANGE and some songs from nostalgia, ULTRA.

"Crack Rock"

"Super Rich Kids (sans Earl Sweatshirt)"

"Thinkin’ Bout You"

"Forrest Gump"

"Sweet Life"

"Strawberry Swing/Made In America"

-HB