Published Jun 08, 2012Much like the Antlers did earlier this week, Odd Future R&B crooner Frank Ocean has revealed the title and release date of a cryptic new project without any indication as to what the release will actually entail.
The new release is called Channel Orange and it will be out July 17. This information comes via a brief two-minute trailer that Ocean posted on his official blog without explanation.
UPDATE: And mystery solved. Def Jam has confirmed Channel Orange is indeed Frank Ocean's new album.
The clip consists of an extended shot of a car, which flickers slightly with otherworldly effects while a slinky soul tune plays in the background. The dark track blends twinkling synths with bottom-heavy beats and Frank singing about the pyramids.
Check it out below.
So what exactly is Channel Orange? Well, a couple of months back, music mogul Christopher "Tricky" Stewart promised that Ocean had a new LP on the way, saying, "Frank has definitely written and produced his record and it's pretty amazing."
July 17 is a Tuesday (the usual release day for albums), so perhaps Channel Orange is that album?
Stay tuned for more details.
UPDATE 2: Not only is Channel Orange the name of Frank Ocean's new album, but it's also the name of his upcoming North American tour. Via his website, he's now announced a series of summer dates, which include Canadian stops in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. Happy Friday, Frank Ocean fans!
UPDATE 3: Now Ocean has dropped the new Channel Orange track "Pyramids." Listen to it at the bottom of the page.
7/13 Seattle, WA - Showbox
7/14 Vancouver, BC - Commodore
7/16 San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
7/17 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
7/19 Austin, TX - La Zona Rosa
7/20 Dallas, TX - Southside Music Hall
7/22 Atlanta, GA - Vinyl - The Loft
7/23 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
7/25 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
7/26 New York, NY - Terminal 5
7/28 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
7/29 Montreal, QC - Club Soda
7/31 Toronto, ON - The Guvernment
8/1 Detroit, MI - TBA