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Frank Ocean Releases Two New Acoustic Songs

Ocean released several singles late last year, including “In My Room,” which he dropped in November, and “DHL.” It’s not yet announced if any of the new tracks will appear on Ocean’s long-anticipated third album, which would follow his 2016 album Blonde. But…back in October, Frank Ocean previewed a pair of new songs during his first-ever PrEP+ club night in New York.

“Dear April” and “Cayendo” received remixes from Justice and Sango, respectively, and listings for 7″ vinyl editions of the new music was subsequently made available to pre-order on Ocean’s webstore.

Now, months later, those physical copies have finally shipped to fans. The songs have also arrived on streaming services.

In an interview last year, Ocean said that his upcoming album was being influenced by “Detroit, Chicago, techno, house, French electronic” and that it would be a “full motion picture fantasy.”

“The expectation for artists to be vulnerable and truthful is a lot, you know,” Ocean said. “When it’s no longer a choice. Like, in order for me to satisfy expectations, there needs to be an outpouring of my heart or my experiences in a very truthful, vulnerable way. I’m more interested in lies than that.”


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