Elusive American musician Frank Ocean is potentially about to break his three-and-a-half-year musical hiatus. The artist took to his Instagram story on Wednesday, 8th November to share a 60-second snippet of an unreleased song, sparking widespread speculation about the impending release of a new single.
The short snippet features Ocean’s voice sounding dreamy alongside a steady keyboard sound, making it feel mysterious. The lyrics are a bit unclear, but the vocals and instrumentation blend together in a captivating way.
Frank Ocean looks set to release new music in 2024
Frank Ocean fans have been waiting patiently for new music since April 2020, when he released the singles ‘Cayendo’ and ‘Dear April’. Ocean headlined the first weekend of Coachella in 2023 – to mixed reviews – but a second performance was cancelled due to injury.
While waiting for the new track to materialise, fans can enjoy the music that Ocean has already released. His long-playing releases, 2011’s Nostalgia, Ultra, 2012’s Channel Orange, and 2016’s Blonde, are all considered modern classics, while his Blonded Radio show is a treasure trove of unreleased music and Ocean’s favourite selections.
It’s also worth noting that Ocean has a history of surprise releases. In 2016, he released Blonde and Endless on the same day, with no prior announcement. So it’s possible that he’s planning to make an impromptu return in 2024.