"The record is written, we're just trying to tie up all the production. Get everything sonically pleasing to me," Frank Ocean told BBC's Zane Lowe of his album. "When I started writing this record that was one of the things I said. I wanted to be able to perform well"
While he appreciates his moments with Kanye West and Jay-Z, saying working on "Watch the Throne" was "one of the shining moments" in his career, don't expect to hear Kanye on Frank Ocean's upcoming album. "I said, 'As much as I want to work with you... I kind of want to do this without you. I kind of want this to be done without you. I kind of want to do it on my own.'"
"I wanted it to be an expansion, sonically I wanted to be the next, whatever the next tier for me is, be that," Frank explained of approach to the album. "Just open up, challenging song structures, challenging a lot of the things I made on the last project."