“Lost” is without a doubt the best song off of Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange. Watch the Francisco Soriano-directed visuals above as they follow Frank around the world as well as on stage and in the studio.
No trip to the UK is complete without an appearance on Zane Lowe’s BBC 1 radio show, and Frank Ocean is the most recent artist to stop by the studio for an interview. During the conversation he casually mentioned that he’s been working with Pharrell and is 10 or 11 songs into his new project already, and also said that he’s likely to play some more shows this upcoming summer. The whole conversation is worth a listen if you’re a fan of the man behind the masterpiece that is Channel Orange. Still no word on the vinyl version of that album, though. Oh well, I guess we’ll just have to make do with imported bootlegs for now.
It looks like this is as close as we will get to an Outkast reunion. Big Boi adds a verse to Frank Ocean’s “Pink Matter”, a track that already features his other half, Andre 3000.
Frank Ocean won 2012. No artist had a better year than the Odd Future affiliate, and it looks like the crooner has decided to leave us with an early Christmas present in the form of an unreleased song. “Wiseman” appears to be the song that was left on the cutting room floor of Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. This is probably the last that we’ll hear from Frank this year, but I’m sure that he has more tricks up his sleeve to make 2013 even better than 2012.
During his short set at the Spotify event in New York City last week, Frank performed his rendition of Radiohead’s “Plastic Trees“.
Frank Ocean has been killing it this weekend. He crushed SNL with John Mayer last night, and less than a full day later we’re treated to the first visuals off of Channel Orange. “Pyramids” was directed by the man behind the “Novacane” and “Swim Good” videos, but this Nabil-directed joint is more of a short film than your typical music video. Featuring snippets of tracks like “Pink Matter,” “Start,” and “End,” the video for “Pyramids” certainly exceeded any and all expectations. Throw in the addition of a John Mayer guitar solo and we have one of the best videos of the year.
John Mayer assisted Frank Ocean last night on the season premiere of the 38th season of Saturday Night Live. Mayer lends his guitar to “Pyramids” and “Thinking About You” while they perform surrounded by arcade games. Ocean has proved himself as one of the most powerful live performers in music right now.
Experimental multi-genre producer Flying Lotus gives us a rough draft of his own take on Frank Ocean’s “Thinking About You”. Can’t wait for the mastered version.