Even though this is Frank Ocean’s first interview since his album ‘Channel Orange’ dropped, I have a feeling some of you are going to be very disappointed with this interview. Not because it’s boring, but simply because he didn’t talk about the infamous Tumblr letter he wrote where he came out about his sexuality.
However he did talk about why the album dropped early online:
It was actually the plan all along. I kinda wanted to mirror what Jay and Kanye did with Watch The Throne, preventing the leak by staggering the digital and physical dates. My thing was, I wanted all the promotional elements to be, retroactive, but kinda follow the album with the videos and the tour and do everything after. And kinda just let the music speak for itself for a second and not be in a situation where the record leaks. So it was always my plan to drop it ahead of [the physical date] and we [meaning my management and the label] have been going through a lot to.
Check out Frank Oceans full interview below with BBC Radio 1 in London: