Frank Ocean Announces Channel Orange Album, Tour Dates

By Carter Maness

Frank Ocean is an artist’s artist and encourages patience with his work, but when he finally drops new material, it’s advisable to pay attention. The LA-based, Odd Future-affiliated crooner just announced his first official album, “Channel Orange,” will be released on July 17 via Def Jam.

He previewed the new material with “Pyramids” – a 10-minute epic that touches on everything from club music to good old-fashioned slow jam R&B. “Pyramids,” an ambitious song with multiple movements, has already taken the Internet by storm, and Ocean plans to capitalize with a July tour through many big U.S. markets.

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