Frank Ocean has been listening to house and techno while working on new music

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Frank Ocean spoke to W Magazine in a rare interview.

As part of a new interview with W Magazine, Frank Ocean has revealed that he’s taken an increased interest in club music lately. Speaking to Diane Solway, Ocean said “I’ve been interested in club, and the many different iterations of nightlife for music and songs. And so the things I look at now have a lot to do with those scenes: Detroit, Chicago, techno, house, French electronic…” before going to discuss his upbringing in New Orleans and interest in bounce music from the city.

Elsewhere in the interview, Ocean expressed an interest in moving away from the confessional sound of his latest release Blonde, stating “The expectation for artists to be vulnerable and truthful is a lot, you know?—when it’s no longer a choice. Like, in order for me to satisfy expectations, there needs to be an outpouring of my heart or my experiences in a very truthful, vulnerable way. I’m more interested in lies than that. Like, give me a full motion-picture fantasy.”

Ocean also let slip that he’s working with a stringer arranger in Brazil but as far as any hint of a new project, all the singer would disclose was that he’s “working on doing four underwater laps in the pool.”