Frank Ocean Speaks on Upcoming Album, Records Song With Depeche Mode

Yesterday, Frank Ocean spoke with BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe on a couple of topics, including the Grammy’s, making “No Church in the Wild,” James Blake, and numerous other subjects. One of the interesting facts that spilled out is that Frank Ocean says he’s working on his next album.

He told Lowe: “I’m 10, 11 songs into this next thing. It’s another cohesive thing, bordering on a concept record again. At the end of channelOrange, there’s “Golden Girl” and it’s this beach scene. And I kind of wanted to extend that feel into the next record altogether, kind of make it that theme. I’m going to Bora Bora to work for a few weeks.”

That’s super rad news! Ocean also revealed that Danger Mouse and Pharrell will be working with him on his next album.

Today though, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Depeche Mode member, Dave Gahan, told EW that Ocean actually just recorded a song with fellow member Martin Gore for his new album.

In the interview, Gahan said: “We were in the studio in New York, and we were filming and recording some live tracks toward the end of the session… An assistant came up to me in between songs and said, ‘Do you mind? Frank Ocean is here working in another studio and really wants to meet you guys.’ I wouldn’t have thought he would have even known who we are, but it turns out he’s a big fan. Martin and [Depeche Mode/The Knife producer] Christoffer Berg ended up doing a track with him, which I think is going to be part of his new record. Martin did some electronics and some modular synthesizer stuff he really wanted.”

Really excited to see what comes of this.