Frank Ocean is 'exploring different vibes completely' on his new album, says producer Malay

The singer-songwriter's highly-anticipated album could be months away

Justin Carissimo
New York
Tuesday 29 March 2016 19:44 BST
Frank Ocean performs in 2012.
Frank Ocean performs in 2012. (Ole Haug/Aktiv i

During a recent interview with Pitchfork, Malay revealed some interesting details on Frank Ocean's highly anticipated follow-up to Channel Orange.

"A lot of the stuff on this new album was done with a handheld mic sitting in the control room," Malay told the news outlet. "Frank's exploring different vibes completely on this album. I wouldn’t say it's vocally looser but just his mentality; it doesn’t seem as meticulous at certain times.”

Malay, whose real name is James Ho, collaborated with Ocean on Channel Orange, which took home the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Urban Contemporary Album.

Although Frank’s sophomore album was first promised in June of last year, Mayday revealed little information on the album's release date.

"I always tell people: When he’s ready, the world is gonna get it. It could be tomorrow… well not tomorrow but maybe a month [laughs]. We’ve all been working hard. He’s been working super hard," Malay added.

"I feel like he’s working harder than he’s ever worked in his life. I’m excited for everyone to hear it. I think people are going to be pleasantly surprised, for sure."

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