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Frank Ocean “10, 11 Songs Into” Next Album, Working With Pharrell and Danger Mouse

Yesterday, the typically media-shy Frank Ocean sat down with BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe to chat about James Blake, his big Grammy night, his studio habits, and making “No Church in the Wild”, as well as field a number of listener questions. He also discussed his next album– or his “next thing,” as he described it– which sounds like it’s coming along nicely.

“I’m 10, 11 songs into this next thing,” he told Lowe. “It’s another cohesive thing, bordering on a concept record again. At the end of channelOrange, there’s “Golden Girl” and it’s this beach scene. And I kind of wanted to extend that feel into the next record altogether, kind of make it that theme.”

The way he’s planning to accomplish that? “I’m going to Bora Bora to work for a few weeks.” He also said he’s planning a tour this summer and talked about potential collaborators. He recently worked with Pharrell and has time booked with Danger Mouse soon. He also mentioned King Krule and Tame Impala as people he’d like to work with.