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Frank Ocean Channeling Beatles & Beach Boys On Next Album!? Prepare Yourself For Eargasms!

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This should be interesting!

Cameras caught up to Frank Ocean on the red carpet at the TIME 100 Gala and the young singer-songwriter BLEW our minds with a massively interesting reveal about his next album!

Traveling a few decades back for musical inspiration, the 25-year-old Thinkin About You singer is frankly — see what we did there?? — tapping into genres of music that we did not expect!!

Frank admitted:

"When I was making the first [album] there were a group of artists that I listened to, just for inspiration and to absorb the energies. It was a lot of Stevie Wonder, and this time it's a lot of Beach Boys and Beatles and whatnot, so we'll see how it trickles into the music and the final product. I can't say much other than that."

Whoa!! The Beach Boys & The Beatles?!? Color us intrigued!!!

Those are two of the greatest rock bands EVER; we can't wait to see how he incorporates their styles into his sound!!

[Image via WENN & Capitol Records.]

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2 comments to “Frank Ocean Channeling Beatles & Beach Boys On Next Album!? Prepare Yourself For Eargasms!”

  1. 1

    Hopefully, he means "Pet Sounds" and "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Band" for a multi-layered audio experience. He probably does not mean those bands surfing or teen pop phases. But, its Frank Ocean, so I'll be excited to hear. And for the less informed, just because Frank is black, doesn't mean he is an R&B artist.
    It's like Diana Ross. Diana, as far back as her days with The Supremes, is a pop/soul or soul/pop artist and not an R&B artist. There is a marked difference. Classifying Diana or Frank as R&B is at best misleading or at worst, misinformed.

  2. 2

    This is more generic rock. I may be the first, but I've had enough of bands or band copies. 60 years and it's played out. Rock has become everything it started out opposing. Bands are over for me.

    Bands were:
    cutting edge in the 60's
    played out in the 70's
    redundant in the 80's
    boring in the 90's
    a formula in the 00's
    left behind in the 10's