Frank Ocean Rehearses For Coachella Performance

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MANCHESTER, TN - JUNE 14: Frank Ocean performs at The Other Tent during day 3 of the 2014 Bonnaroo Arts And Music Festival on June 14, 2014 in Manchester, Tennessee. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic for Bonnaroo Arts And Music Festival)

Frank Ocean could be heard rehearsing for Coachella in a video shared on social media, this week.

Frank Ocean was heard rehearsing for his upcoming Coachella performance in Indio, California on Sunday. The moment was caught in a clip that's since been circulating on social media. In the video, Ocean performs his Blonde hit, “Nights,” in the distance. The Reddit user who uploaded the original video also mentioned hearing what he describes as “the most immaculate techno club music with Frank vocals.” Ocean reportedly also performed “Biking,” “White Ferrari” and “Nikes.”

News of the rehearsal comes after BMW has been teasing Ocean's set throughout the week. In doing so, the company shared a video of the car featured on the cover of Ocean's 2011 mixtape nostalgia, ULTRA. “The past meets the future this week,” one post’s caption reads. “As far as what comes next, we’ll let you guys prophesy.”

Frank Ocean At Coachella In 2012

INDIO, CA - APRIL 13: Singer Frank Ocean performs onstage at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at The Empire Polo Field on April 13, 2012 in Indio, California. (Photo by Karl Walter/Getty Images for Coachella)

As for the alleged new music, Ocean previously mentioned being interested in EDM during a 2019 interview with W Magazine. “I’ve been interested in club, and the many different iterations of nightlife for music and songs," he said at the time. "And so the things I look at now have a lot to do with those scenes: Detroit, Chicago, techno, house, French electronic.”

Additionally, Ocean confirmed he's working on a new album during a statement shared with the rerelease of his Blonde vinyl. He mentioned preferring "the singles distribution model" in recent years, remarking that the albums model is "outdated, and that releasing singles is more suited to modern consumption habits where people curate their own playlists which are then shared within private circles." He concluded, however, that he “changed his mind about the singles model." Instead, he "is again interested in more durational bodies of work.” Ocean will hit the stage at Coachella on Sunday, April 23. The performance will also be streamed live on YouTube. Check out the clip of Frank Ocean's rehearsal for Coachella below.

Frank Ocean's Rehearsal


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Cole Blake is currently an Editor at HotNewHipHop based out of Brooklyn, New York. He began working at the site as an intern back in 2018 while studying journalism at St. John’s University. In the time since, he’s graduated with a bachelor's degree and written extensively about a wide range of topics including pop culture, film & television, politics, video games, sports, and much more. He’s also covered music festivals such as Gov. Ball and Rolling Loud. You can find him publishing work for HNHH from Monday to Wednesday or on weekends. On the sports front, Cole’s a passionate NBA and NFL fan with his favorite teams being the Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Lakers. He also roots for the Yankees whenever he finds himself at Yankee Stadium or the Red Storm when in the company of other SJU alumni. His favorite hip-hop artists are billy woods, Earl Sweatshirt, Cam’ron, MIKE, and Mach-Hommy.