Odd Future singer Frank Ocean is in the studio preparing his official Def Jam debut album. The singer revealed in an interview that the songs are mostly already written; he's focusing on the production and arranging side of the project.
“The record’s written, we’re just trying to tie up all the production. Get everything sonically pleasing to me, the director of this film,” he said. “It’s been cool working on it. I take my time, for better or for worse. I’m excited to share and perform them. When I started writing this record, that’s one of the things I said. I was like, this record, I want to be able to perform well, to transition to stage well.”
Ocean also said he wasn't pressed to work with a certain superproducer.
“I’ll be candid about that. I told [Kanye], as much as I want to work with you - I’m not going to say he wants to work with me so bad - but I’m a big fan," he says. "He’s a big influence on my music. I told him, ‘As much as I want to work with you, I kind of want to do this without you. I kind of want to do it on my own.’
“I worked with one producer, who I don’t know, I just found some random synergy with, a producer named Malay,” he continued. “We worked for the first couple of days and did some crazy feeling songs.”