On the heels of finally making his 2016 visual album Endless available on physical media, R&B enigma Frank Ocean has now teased the existence of a new album. As noted by Pitchfork, Ocean took to Tumblr on Nov. 27 and posted a mysterious message that read, “’WELL I MADE THE ALBUM BEFORE 30. I JUST AINT PUT THAT B---- OUT!’ -QUOTES FROM AN INTERVIEW I HAVEN’T GIVEN HAH.”
Ocean turned 30 on Oct. 28 and his most recently released album was 2016’s Blonde. Prior to that release, Ocean hadn’t released a new LP since 2012’s Channel Orange. So while incredibly welcome, his releasing three records worth of material in a two-year span would be wildly out of character.
On the other hand, Ocean has been steadily releasing new music throughout 2017 via his Beats program, “Blonded Radio.” In March, he released a new single entitled “Chanel.” In April, he released the song “Biking,” which featured guest appearances from Tyler the Creator and JAY-Z and “Lens,” which includes a feature from Travi$ Scott. His most recently released track is a solo cut called “Provider” that debuted in August.