Frank Ocean to headline Coachella 2023, reportedly shopping his next project

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When rumors emerged last September that Frank Ocean was reportedly shopping the follow-up album to his 2016 masterpiece Blonde, fans quickly stopped in their tracks.

Ocean — who exited his deal with Def Jam Recordings following the release of his visual LP Endlessis now slated to headline Coachella’s 2023 lineup according to a new interview by the Los Angeles Times, reigniting the burning question of his impending return to music. Per Hits Daily Double, the report also states that Ocean’s attorneys have “been taking meetings and playing the music for execs as he plans his return.”

This comes after Ocean attended the Met Gala that continued a recent string of public appearances in late 2021. In August, Frank had announced his new line of luxury jewelry and his newly-founded company Homer, which consists of “fine and high jewelry pieces,” ranging from $395 to $1.9 million.

Sitting down with Financial Times in his first interview in over two years, Frank opened up about Homer’s inception — detailing his motivations behind business ownership, his journey into “hard goods,” his relationship with Virgil Abloh, his fashion inspirations and what he keeps locked away on his iPad — “until he’s ready to show the world.” Ocean is also in talks of directing his first feature film with production powerhouse A24 in the near future.

Releasing singles in “DHL,” “In My Room,” “Dear April” and “Cayendo” in 2019-20, Ocean looked to be gearing up for an eventual album release off these tracks. However, when his 18-year-old brother Ryan Breaux tragically passed away in 2020, any previous plans for a project were seemingly put on hold.

Now as Ocean continues to look for a deal that works for him, here’s hoping we see Frank do what he does best sooner rather than later.


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