Frank Ocean, the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, who has been on hiatus for seven years, may be making a comeback. Ocean’s second album, “Blonde,” was a critically acclaimed work known for its heart-wrenching vocals, and since its release, fans have eagerly awaited new music from the artist. During the first weekend of the 2023 Coachella festival, Ocean appeared as a headliner, where he addressed rumors of a new album in the works.
Ocean told cheering fans, “Everybody talks about how long it’s been… but there’s not right now,” regarding the new album. Instead, he spoke about his younger brother, Ryan Breaux, who died in a car accident in 2020. Ocean reminisced about how he and his brother would attend Coachella, even though he despised the dust at the festival, which often led to respiratory infections. One of his fondest memories was listening to Rae Sremmurd with his brother.
Ocean’s personal brand of mystery and elusiveness has left his fans on edge, as they scour his social media accounts for any clues about new music. Despite the anticipation and the creation of fan accounts dedicated to updates on a possible new album, no official confirmation has been made regarding its title, tracklist, or release date. However, Ocean’s loyal fanbase remains poised and ready for when he deems the album complete.