Photo by Karl Walter/Getty Images for CoachellaAfter Frank Ocean contributied to Kanye West‘s The Life of Pablo, fans are wondering when the singer will release his sophomore album, Big Boys Don’t Cry, which was supposed to arrive last year.
Although Ocean has remained mum on the subject, contributing producer Malay tells Pitchfork that the singer is taking his time but teases that it could arrive in a month.
“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,” Malay 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.”
It also seems that Frank has enjoyed a more relaxed studio experience. “A lot of the stuff on this new album was done with a handheld mic sitting in the control room,” Malay says of the recording process. “Frank’s exploring different vibes completely on this album. I wouldn’t say it’s vocally looser but just his mentality; it doesn’t seem as meticulous at certain times.”
The project will serve as the follow-up to 2012’s Channel Orange.
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