Frank Ocean confirmed that he is spending his summer in a Malibu studio, prompting fans to questions whether the artist will release new material in the coming year.
Speaking to Dr. James Fadiman in a recent episode of blonded RADIO entitled “blonded Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds," Ocean opened up about spending his time in the beach city and the role of psychedelics. “I was working in Malibu this summer and I would go out, like, pretty late from the studio and there’s, like, a big population of coyotes in Malibu,” he said. “And then when I would go outside I would see, like, all these bunnies running around and it reminded me of video games where you’re, like, a wizard or something. And you’re playing this role in this game and you’re running around and you have these little things to pick up and put in the pouch.”
The artist added, “For some reason, psychedelics and other discoveries in this role that we play—these roles that we play—feel like those things we pick up and put in the pouch or consume or whatever that do what they do to us, whatever those things are that we find on our way."
Ocean recently released two new episodes of blonded RADIO and new merch, with one piece celebrating the 10th anniversary of his debut studio album channel ORANGE. It remains to be seen if he will release a followup to blonde, however.
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