Patiently Waiting


By: Connor Lenahan

Buzzfeed gave me hope today. A lot of hope actually. They reported that Frank Ocean has signed a new manager.

You’re probably thinking “why does this matter?”

Here’s why: Frank has the follow up to his 2012 album Channel Orange waiting and ready to go (probably). It exists in some level of completion somewhere. It may be done, it may not be done. It’s being worked on – that’s what we know.

Hiring a new manager (hopefully) means that he may be getting ready to drop something new. At least that’s what I’m praying is true.

Channel Orange is one of my favorite albums of all time. So is Nostalgia, Ultra. Frank Ocean is one of the most talented musicians I have ever listened to in my entire life. The knowledge that somewhere there are unreleased Frank Ocean songs makes me smile.

Maybe it will be another few months before we get the new Ocean album. Maybe he’s going to pull a Beyonce and release it out of nowhere. Maybe I’m way too excited about something totally insignificant.

But really, aren’t you also excited about the prospect of a new Frank Ocean album too?

That’s what I thought.