During his delayed Coachella headline set, Frank Ocean revealed that his new album is on the way. The Channel Orange and Blonde writer made his long-awaited return to the live stage at the festival and announced that he has been working on a new record, although he kept details to a minimum.
Ocean was set to take to the main stage at Coachella at 10:05pm, but he did not make his way out until after 11pm. Eventually, Ocean took to the stage, and although he kept conversation with the crowd to a minimum, he said, “I wanna talk about why we’re here … because it’s not about the new album… not that there’s NOT a new album.”
Ocean went on to tell of his younger experiences with the festival, saying, “My brother and I came to this festival a lot. I feel like I was dragged by him sometimes because I didn’t want to get a respiratory infection… I would always come here, and one of my fondest memories is watching Rae Sremmurd with my brother… and Travis [performed] in that tent.”
He added his thanks to his fans for supporting him after losing his brother. “I know he would be so excited to be here with all of us,” Ocean said. “I want to say thank you for the support and the years and the love all this time. Now I’ll get back to the songs.”