Frank Ocean Releases 10-Minute Song Called “Pyramids,” and Announces Debut Album “Channel Orange”
Frank Ocean — arguably the most sane member of Hip-Hop collective OFWGKTA (or “Odd Future”) — has been pretty quiet about his music lately. But over the weekend, Ocean surprised his fans with a “teaser trailer” for his major label debut album “Channel Orange,” which according to Def Jam, is due for release next month on July 17th.
The 24-year-old R&B singer/songwriter, who has written songs for a number of high profile artists like Beyonce, Jay-Z, Justin Bieber and Brandy (just to name a few) also released a brand new song over the weekend called “Pyramids,” which clocks in at exactly 9 minutes and 56 seconds, and is probably the craziest, most creative piece of music you’ve probably heard in a long time.
Frank Ocean’s Odd Future cohort Tyler the Creator tweeted Friday (Jun 8) — the day the song was released:
And Fucking Pyramids Is My FAVORITE FRANK SONG EVER. EVER. EVER.
— Tyler, The Creator (@fucktyler) June 8, 2012
No word on whether or not “Pyramid” serves as the first single for Frank’s debut album.
Take a listen to the 10-minute song below (it’s worth it!):