Frank Ocean Has Been Writing A Novel

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Frank Ocean fans have been stuck in limbo since 2012, waiting for the release of his follow-up to the new classic Channel Orange. Their main question has been “What on Earth is taking Frank so long?” Well, now we know. In addition to working on a magazine and starring in Calvin Klein ads, Ocean has been busy writing a novel.

The news that Ocean is an aspiring author came from a Reddit user who dug around in the Calvin Klein website for clues about Frank Ocean. (They’ve been waiting a loooong time, okay?) While in there, they unearthed a press release on Frank that talked about Frank’s long-gestating new album and his various side hustles. Check it out in full below:

“Frank Ocean is one of the most artistic and enigmatic musicians working today. Though it has been more than four years since he released his debut studio album, Channel Orange, interest in Ocean hasn’t waned. Instead, it’s increased.

He is known for being a perfectionist, and a pursuant of creativity in all forms. He resists pressure and follows his own vision. He has published a magazine and worked on a novel while continuing to perfect his highly anticipated second album.

Ocean shuns interviews and social media, and prefers instead to speak through his work. He has said that when it comes to understanding music, the most important thing is to just press play.

Ocean is a powerful storyteller, using his own openness and honesty to create an emotionally intimate world in each of his songs. With his craft, his aim is not money, power, or fame, but to grow, progress, evolve and eventually be the absolute best.

So while he continues to work on that, we’ll continue to wait, as long as it takes, because when Frank Ocean does something, he does it right. The wait will be worth it.”

That echoes the story told by collaborators James Blake and Iamsu!, but also puts a bit of a damper on the idea that a new album is coming anytime soon.

(Via Stereogum)