James Blake Confirms Frank Ocean’s Upcoming Album Is Better Than ‘Channel Orange’


It's been nearly four years since Frank Ocean dropped his debut album, Channel Orange. The Def Jam Recordings release shot up to No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and was led by his R&B single, "Thinkin Bout You."

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, indie-electronic James Blake talked about his newest LP, The Colour in Anything, which Ocean contributed on. The two worked together on "My Willing Heart" and "Always," although Ocean isn't featured on either titles.

Blake told Rolling Stone that Ocean's music played a "huge influence on the way I was writing the record, the way I was writing melodies." That being said, Blake isn't referring to Channel Orange, but rather the R&B singer-songwriter's forthcoming album.

"I was more of a fan of him when I heard his newer music. It's better. You grow, you improve, you nail a new message to the board. He's had time to mature. It's really cool to watch." Details regarding Ocean's sophomore LP have yet to be revealed, but given Blake's co-sign, we can only imagine how the talented act will top himself.

However, what we do know is that he has incorporated a unique vocal styling known as "prismizer" into the project that gives off a harmonic choir sound. Those interested can learn more about the processing effect here in Chance The Rapper's interview with Zane Lowe.

Stay tuned for more info on Frank Ocean's upcoming album here!