Almost a year has passed since the touted release of Frank Ocean‘s sophomore album ‘Big Boys Don’t Cry’ came and went without answer or arrival.
Secrecy has encased the set, which follows 2012’s ‘Channel Orange,’ yet one thing is certain – the buzz continues to grow.
It’s a trajectory which shows no signs of letting up, especially following a
Pitchfork interviewed contributing producer Malay. Peep excerpts:
Malay says there’s a decidedly more relaxed atmosphere this go-round. “A lot of the stuff on this new album was done with a handheld mic sitting in the control room,” he says. “Frank’s exploring different vibes completely on this album. I wouldn’t say it’s vocally looser but just his mentality; it doesn’t seem as meticulous at certain times.”
I always tell people: When he’s ready, the world is gonna get it. It could be tomorrow… well not tomorrow but maybe a month [laughs]. We’ve all been working hard. He’s been working super hard. I feel like he’s working harder than he’s ever worked in his life. I’m excited for everyone to hear it. I think people are going to be pleasantly surprised, for sure.
Four years have flown by, and heightened the buzz in the process.
Here’s hoping it’s sooner rather than later, though. After all, timing is everything.