Odd Future crew member Frank Ocean recently released a mysterious trailer for something called “Channel Orange” that would be released July 17. Now, Def Jam has confirmed that “Channel Orange” will, in fact, be the follow-up album to Ocean’s 2011 debut full-length, Nostalgia, Ultra.
In January, Ocean promised an album sometime this spring, but the trailer — which features slow, panning shots of a darkened car and a sultry recording of Ocean singing about a girl named Cleopatra — doesn’t make it clear if “Channel Orange” will be a song, album or something else entirely.
Check out the trailer below, as well as the schedule for Ocean’s upcoming summer tour. You can also listen to the aforementioned track track from the album trailer, titled “Pyramids,” below via Soundcloud.
Pyramids by Frank Ocean
Frank Ocean Tour Dates
13 - Seattle, Wash. @ Showbox at the Market
14 - Vancouver, British Columbia @ Commodore Ballroom
16 - San Francisco, Calif. @ The Regency Ballroom
17 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Wiltern
19 - Austin, Texas @ La Zona Rosa
20 - Dallas, Texas @ Southside Music Hall
22 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Center Stage Theatre
23 - Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
25 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ Union Transfer
26 - New York, N.Y. @ Terminal 5
28 - Boston, Mass. @ Paradise Rock Club
29 - Montreal, Quebec @ Club Soda
31 - Toronto, Ontario @ The Guvernment
Detroit, Mich. @ TBA
4 - Chicago, Ill. @ Lollapalooza