No new material until next summer...
Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean has seemingly ruled out a quick-fire return after the breakthrough success of 'Channel ORANGE'.

Frank Ocean is now a global icon. 'Channel ORANGE' won plaudits around the world, with its mixture of fresh production and classic songwriting placing the singer ins a lineage which stretched from Marvin Gaye to Odd Future.

Since then, the R&B artist has taken time to absorb his success. Playing some huge live shows, Frank Ocean took a short break earlier this year.

Speaking to fans on Tumblr, the singer was asked if he was working on new material. Responding, Frank Ocean said he was planning to release a new album "when summer comes round again" (via Gigwise).

Meanwhile, the American songwriter has opened up about his troubled teenage years to Oyster Magazine. Stating that he was "never a bully" the singer then said: "I was a thug. I sold a lot of cocaine and crack." "Well, my attitude was pure" he continued. "I love to make music, and I love to write. It was writing first. I love to write and express myself in that medium, so that was the pure part - just the love of doing something".

Clash recently re-visited 'Channel ORANGE' 12 months on to see if it stood the test of passing time - check out the verdict of letlive.’s Jason Aalon Butler HERE.

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