Rosalía reveals that she has been in the studio with Frank Ocean, in a new interview which was published online this week.
In her cover interview with i-D magazine, the Spanish singer says that she has been in a New York studio with Frank Ocean, and that she was there with him trying to “reconnect with the energy” that allows her to be creative.
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The cover story details how the singer has grown into her own artistry and has become more vulnerable and open with herself- something that may be partially owed to Frank Ocean.
There have previously been rumours that the two of them have been working together, as Rosalía has been a fan of Frank for many years. There has been ongoing discourse and speculation online as to whether Frank will feature on Rosalía's forthcoming album.
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Her next album, 'MOTOMAMI', is due to come out in March. It features tracks written by the likes of James Blake and a feature from The Weeknd.
Speaking about Frank Ocean, Rosalía said: “There was one time that he said a line and I never forgot it. And then weeks or even a month after, I wrote the album’s opening track Saoko, and I remembered that line. And I said, ‘Frank me dice que abra el mundo como una nuez.’ – Frank tells me to open the world like a nut. – What’s beautiful is that it can mean whatever you need it to mean. And for me, it makes sense. The song is all about transformation.”
Today she released the track 'CHICKEN TERIYAKI' from the forthcoming album as another teaser for what is yet to come.
In December, Frank Ocean returned with a new episode of his Blonded Radio programme. The show's Christmas episode, branded 'blonded Xmas,' was the first in two years. There, he shared new music and a conversation with extreme athlete Wim Hof (AKA The Ice Man).
To read the full i-D interview with Rosalía, visit their website here.
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