Frank Ocean Is About, “10, 11 Songs” Into His ‘Channel Orange’ Follow Up And Other Takeaways From His BBC Radio 1 Interview

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Do you have 30 minutes for Frank Ocean?

The R&B singer-songwriter recently sat down with Zane Lowe at BBC Radio 1 to dish about all things Ocean. Seeing as how busy Ocean has been over the last couple weeks and months, they had a lot to talk about.

The first topic to come up, of course, was Ocean’s success and experience at the Grammys (“It was quite the roller coaster was a pretty funny moment on stage with me, Jay[-Z], and [The-]Dream…”). But the interview ran the gamut, even touching on Ocean’s follow-up to his highly touted 2012 release channel ORANGE.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • Ocean’s favorite color is Pastoral Blue (a paint tint exclusively found on BMWs)
  • The greatest obstacle he’s overcome has been inexperience
  • He’s an avid watcher of Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, and, “perfect television” in general.
  • The reason why “Acura Integurl” is so short is because a young woman interrupted Ocean’s recording session to give him songwriting advice (!)

And the biggie: Ocean is about, “10, 11 songs” into his sophomore release. No, he didn’t give it a name, but Ocean state the next record would likely feature, “a beach theme”, and build off the feeling of channel ORANGE closer “Golden Girl”.

But there’s so much more to it than that, including bits about Ocean working with Pharrell and the moment Ocean wrote his lyric for “No Church In The Wild”. Check out Ocean’s full interview with BBC Radio 1 below.

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