Speaking with The Guardian, Frank Ocean says he may not make another album. Well, it’s actually one of those ridiculous hypotheticals, but run with it, I guess. The singer-songwriter said: “Like I said, it’s the more interesting part about making music for me, or making albums and songs and stuff. So much so that I might not make another album. I might just write a novel next. I don’t know!”
I don’t believe you. You just said you were in the studio.
Yeah, but I was working on another artist. I wasn’t working on me.
So Channel Orange could be your last album? This could be it?
It could be. It could be it, if I flew next week and my plane crashed! It could be it if somebody walked along and shot me for my bracelet or something. It could always be it. The idea of recognising your strengths and using them in as versatile a way as you can is cool to me. I don’t ever want to be caught up in a system of thinking I can do one thing cos that’s just … that’s just telling yourself a lie. But I do like to sing. I play piano every day. I enjoy that.
It’s topped our list, which suggests other people enjoy it too. It’d be a shame if you didn’t do another.
It wouldn’t be a shame.
It would be a shame.
I don’t know if it’d be a shame. I’m beginning to question the importance of art in this world these days. Like, I have this little theory that a lot of today’s geniuses don’t even go into the field of art any more. I did write a song recently, and the first line of the song was, "First off, fuck art." That was the first line!
You can read the rest of the interview at The Guardian.
Meanwhile, Ocean also claimed this week this his father is trying to sue him (via Rap-Up):
The normally reserved star took to Twitter to express his frustrations. “fatherwanna sue me for a million. like i owe him back child support. weak individual bought me a swiss knife at 6yrs old then dipped on me,” wrote Frank before deleting the tweet.
It’s unclear what exactly he wants to sue for. Ocean has publicly addressed his father’s absence on his song “There Will Be Tears” off his 2011 album nostalgia, ULTRA.
“i got his DNA though, maybe I inherited some of his karma too,” quipped the 6-time Grammy nominee.
He received support from his Odd Future groupmate, Tyler, the Creator, who wrote, “PLAY HIM INGLORIOUS AND TELL HIM I SAID HE’S A F WORD.”
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