Frank Ocean has given us a taste of some new music in anticipation of his proper Def Jam label release of his mixtape album Nostalgia/Ultra, and a new album due later this year. Ocean uploaded the track Whip Appeal to his tumblr with the message “something to drive, or jog to”.
His song White will appear on the upcoming Odd Future album OF Tape Vol 2.
Recently there has been controversy over his use of The Eagles’ track Hotel California on his own track American Wedding, which appeared on Nostalgia, Ultra. Copies of the song have been disappearing from the internet, but Ocean doesn’t seem too bothered by it, saying on his tumblr:
“He (They) threatened to sue if I perform it again. I think that’s fuckin awesome. I guess if I play it at Coachella it’ll cost me a couple hundred racks. If I don’t show up to court, it’ll be a judgement against me & will probably show up on my credit report. Oh well. I try to buy my shit cash anyway. They asked that I release a statement expressing my admiration for Mr. Henley, along with my assistance pulling it off the web as much as possible. Shit’s weird. Ain’t this guy rich as fuck? Why sue the new guy? I didn’t make a dime off that song. I released it for free. If anything I’m paying homage.”
Listen: Frank Ocean – Whip Appeal