1.3.2018

Frank Ocean Hints at New Music in 2018

Frank Ocean is kicking off the new year with a cryptic clue about new music.

Taking to Tumblr, the “Chanel” crooner dropped an image of a man wearing a hat that reads “If you liked 2017, you’ll love…2018.” His mysterious caption adds: “new 18-99.”

At least part of the message echoes what Ocean revealed in his October 2017 i-D cover story. “If you liked two thousand and seventeen,” he wrote in the piece, “then you’ll love two thousand and eighteen.”

new 18-99

new 18-99

Ocean’s 2017 was full of buzz singles and collaborations, including “Provider,” “Slide,” “Slide on Me,” “Lens V2,” “Biking,” “RAF,” and “Chanel,” among others.

Frank hasn’t dropped a full-length album since 2016, when he released the double dose of Blonde and Endless. He is now expected to drop a new LP this year, though a release date and title are unknown.