Frank Ocean Talks New Album and Tour With Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1
Nothing is coincidental with Mr. Ocean, it is all a plan.
Frank Ocean sat down for the only interview he has done since the release of his debut album “channel ORANGE” (that is on schedule to sell at least 120k copies sans Target) where he opened up about his music, his tour and his plans.
During a phone conversation with Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1 the crooner who still refuses to talk about his sexuality, revealed that it was no accident that the record ended up on iTunes one week prior to its official release date – it was always his plan.
He revealed that he was inspired by Jay-Z and Kanye West and added:
It was actually the plan all along. I kinda wanted to mirror what Jay and Kanye did with Watch The Throne, preventing the leak by staggering the digital and physical dates. My thing was, I wanted all the promotional elements to be, retroactive, but kinda follow the album with the videos and the tour and do everything after. And kinda just let the music speak for itself for a second and not be in a situation where the record leaks. So it was always my plan to drop it ahead of [the physical date] and we [meaning my management and the label] have been going through a lot to make sure it went down seamlessly and it did. So I’m happy it went cool.
The singer/songwriter explained the reason why the album contains so little featuring by saying that he wanted to showcase his talent, paint the musical portraits that he had in his mind and therefore needed no help.
Listen to the entire interview below where he spilled the beans on his tour, recording sessions and more.
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