“I always tell people: When he’s ready, the world is gonna get it. It could be tomorrow… well not tomorrow but maybe a month [laughs]. We’ve all been working hard. He’s been working super hard. I feel like he’s working harder than he’s ever worked in his life. I’m excited for everyone to hear it. I think people are going to be pleasantly surprised, for sure.”
These are sentiments we’ve all heard before in regards to the ongoing search for Frank Ocean‘s new album, and well, any sign of life from Ocean or his constituents. In a recent interview with Pitchfork, collaborator and super-producer, Malay, offered those words for the soul-searching Ocean enthusiasts of the world, encouraging fans to keep up with their patience as the final kinks are worked out.
Still, though it’s not exactly the firm release date we’ve all been hoping for, with this (and those murmurs of secret listening sessions from a few weeks back) we at least know that the work is being done and that Malay, his right-hand man, is onboard for the journey. And honestly, at least this writer’s willing to wait for an album that at least matches the excellence of Channel Orange and commends the man for creating his next piece in privacy instead of under the public microscope like other artists in his league. However long we still have to wait, it’ll sure enough be worth it. Hit the link for the full script.