Frank Ocean has returned with a brand new Apple Music show. Homer Radio will broadcast on Thursdays at 10pm, and will mark the first broadcast of Ocean’s since the two episodes of Blonded Radio back in July.
The first episode of Homer Radio featured the acclaimed producer Crystallmess. Ocean span a number of tunes, including ‘Ghosts’ by Japan, ‘Enough Said (NOLA Remix)’ by Aaliyah, and AZ’s ‘Rather Unique’.
The description of Homer Radio reads, “Twin line array speakers hold court, they’re only a little loud. Someone’s vacuuming the carpets in another room adding white noise to the song. A security guard coming back up from a cigarette break can hear it all from inside the elevator. Magnified eyes see through a headset loaded with grids of light and lenses and loupes. Skulls on swivels make no sudden movements helicoptering over paperwork, pens, blades, vices, metals and gems.”
“Artificial light pours from small canisters like those dragons that spring from cylinders, like the never-ending ribbons pulled from a magicians ear,” the poetic description continues. “Media fires back and forth and back again across the net. Sorkin-like walk and talks travel down the hallways further and further from the sound. This is Homer Radio. An office soundtrack. Can’t you hear our ‘voice’? It’s not a dead line.”
In recent years, Ocean has not been putting his efforts into any new music as such. He has been working hard on his Homer jewellery line instead, and back in August, he released a $25,000 diamond and gold cock ring, hot on the back of a number of silk scarves and other jewellery items released last year, under the Homer name.
Ocean’s last album Blonde was released all the way back in 2016, and anticipation for his next full-length release has been bubbling ever since. Let’s hope we get some news on that in the coming months.