Frank Ocean has been using his international tour as a testing ground of sorts, trying out new music on packed crowds who have come out to hear the 25-year-old singer perform hits such as "Novacane," "Thinkin Bout You," and "Lost."
This week, Ocean arrived in London to play two shows at the city's O2 Academy Brixton. At his first concert on Tuesday evening, Ocean gave fans a listen to some new tracks, playing "Anything for You" and "Feel California," which had both been teased at previous shows, and debuting another new song, reportedly called "Pray." Take a listen to "Pray" below.
Ocean released his last album, the highly acclaimed "Channel Orange," in 2012. The record nabbed Ocean four Grammy nominations, winning Best Urban Contemporary Album. The Odd Future alum is reportedly hard at work on his next collection of new music, telling BBC Radio 1 earlier this year that he had already completed "like 10, 11 songs" for the project. The album, which is currently without a release date, reportedly features collaborations with Pharrell Williams, Tyler, the Creator and Danger Mouse.
"It's another cohesive thing, bordering on a concept record again," Ocean told the radio station. "At the end of 'Channel Orange,' there's 'Golden Girl,' and it's this beach scene. And I kind of want it to extend that feel into the next record all together, kind of make it that theme."
Ocean announced on his Tumblr that he has canceled plans to travel to Egypt in the midst of the country's turmoil. "I really wanted to go to Cairo in between Europe and Australia," Ocean wrote on his blog. "[I] might let things settle some [and] go to South Africa instead and place some flowers on a gate for the president for being epic and 94."