Frank Ocean debuted new songs at a Tuesday night gig in Munich, treating fans to at least three unreleased tunes.
Though the sky has been blotted out by superstar releases and run-ups by the likes of Daft Punk, Kanye West and now Jay-Z, Ocean has quietly been making waves by revealing he is working with Pharrell Williams (who also worked on the Daft Punk and Jay-Z records -- busy year), Odd Future teammate Tyler, the Creator and famed producer Dangermouse.
Any new material would likely land on a follow-up to "channel ORANGE," Ocean's 2012 studio debut. That record was nearly universally praised and won the R&B standout two Grammys on six nominations.
The new songs are an especially refreshing development when one recalls that just last year, Ocean was hinting that he may not release another album in the near future. That seems not to be the plan anymore, as Ocean told BBC Radio 1 in February that he was "10, 11 songs" into a new project.
As Vulture notes (or wishes), dropping three new songs during a concert is a healthy sign that a new LP may be on the way soon. We share Vulture's dream. Take a listen above and below, and let us know what you think in the comments.