Frank Ocean is deep into the process of recording his sophomore retail album. During an interview with BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe, the Odd Future crooner touched on a number of topics including his appearance at the Grammy Awards and if he would ever write a biography. But he also let the cat out of the bag that progress is steady on recording the follow up to last year’s Channel Orange.
“I’m like what, 10, 11 songs into this next thing,” he said. “I don’t know what to tell you other than that it’s another cohesive thing bordering on a concept record again. At the end of Channel Orange, there’s ‘Golden Girl’ and this beach scene, and I want to extend that feeling to the next record altogether to make it that theme. So I’m going to Bora Bora when I get back … and work for a few weeks.”
He also touched on collaborations he’d like to knock out, stating that he was recently in the studio with Pharrell Williams. He said that he plans to head to the lab with producer Danger Mouse when he returned to the States from the United Kingdom, and that he’s got love for indie outfit Tame Impala.
“I’m getting in with Danger Mouse when I get back to the States,” he said. “Usually when I meet those guys, we’ll sit. If we happen to write something, we do. It’s just cool to feel it out first. It has to be right just as far as chemistry goes. But I love Tame Impala. Tyler [The Creator] put me on to Tame Impala.”
Ocean previously released his retail debut Channel Orange in July 2012. The album debuted at No. 2 based on digital sales with 131,000 copies sold.
Listen to the full 29-minute interview below.