The elusive Francis Ocean did his second on-camera interview ever with MTV News back in April, and the reality-show television network finally released it. Frank talks about his songwriting “I take my time, some songs come quick, ‘Swim Good’ came quick, I wrote that in like half an hour, ‘American Wedding’ took me a week and a half, it really just depends what the story is“. The Odd Future affiliate went on to say that “Melody is easy, cuz melody is always bad when you over-think it, always, everytime“.
Moving on to the samples of the forthcoming album release of his “nostalgia, ULTRA” mixtape, “The Eagles sample has no chance in hell of being cleared,” Ocean said. “Coldplay sample, possibly. I hear ‘possibly’ from people who say they know. MGMT, those guys seem chill. I heard they heard the record and they liked it a lot, so hopefully that can go some way.”
In related news Rap-Up reported that his upcoming Def Jam release will be more like an EP. It will be titled “nostalgia, LITE,” and feature about 7 tracks. The songs expected to make the cut are “Swim Good,” “Songs for Women,” “We All Try,” as well as the first single “Novacane.” At least two new songs, “Acura Integrul” and “Whip Appeal,” will be included. The set is currently scheduled for a July 26th release.