Frank Ocean has dropped some hints about which famous bands will be inspiring him for his latest album.
Following the success of his debut album, ¡®Channel Orange¡¯, the singer mentioned in an interview with MTV that with ¡®Orange¡¯ he was inspired by the likes of Stevie Wonder.
But ¡°this time it¡¯s a lot of Beach Boys and Beatles and what-not, so we¡¯ll see how it trickles into the music and the final product. I can¡¯t say much other than that.¡±
If this second album is anything like his first its gong to be explosive when it hits the market ¨C as such was its success that Time Magazine named him as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, next to Rap royalty, Jay-Z and Beyonce.
Ocean performed at the Grammy Awards this playing his Channel Orange cut Forest Gump ¨C the performance was well received by artists and music legends for its daringness, as Ocean used a giant video screening with flashing imagery.
His manager; Christian Clancy said that the 25-year-old merely followed his own beliefs when it came to performing.
¡°This is a guy who has the ability to change things, and for him to change things, he has to follow his intuition,¡± Clancy said.
¡°If he doesn¡¯t follow his intuition, then it¡¯s not real. The goal is to trust the guy who wrote the music to present his art, his way ¡ª Frank has incredible intuition. He very clearly sees things; my job is to say, no matter how far out it may be, I¡¯m going to trust that.¡±