Luckily, it’s not an either/or situation, looks like we may be getting both from Frank Ocean!
While Mr. Ocean has been actively working on his highly anticipated follow-up to Channel Orange, he has also been multi-tasking by working on a new novel as well. Apparently, Calvin Klein spilled the beans on the website while publicizing the singer who joined their “#MyCalvins” campaign.
“Frank Ocean is one of the most artistic and enigmatic musicians working today. Though it has been more than four years since he released his debut studio album, Channel Orange, interest in Ocean hasn’t waned. Instead, it’s increased.
“He is known for being a perfectionist, and a pursuant of creativity in all forms. He resists pressure and follows his own vision. He has published a magazine and worked on a novel while continuing to perfect his highly anticipated second album.
“Ocean shuns interviews and social media, and prefers instead to speak through his work. He has said that when it comes to understanding music, the most important thing is to just press play.
“Ocean is a powerful storyteller, using his own openness and honesty to create an emotionally intimate world in each of his songs. With his craft, his aim is not money, power, or fame, but to grow, progress, evolve and eventually be the absolute best.
“So while he continues to work on that, we’ll continue to wait, as long as it takes, because when Frank Ocean does something, he does it right. The wait will be worth it.”
Frank has hinted that his upcoming sophomore album could be released as early as this month … but, of course, we won’t hold our breath. Would you be excited to get a Frank novel, too?