Depeche Mode member Martin Gore reveals that they worked with Frank Ocean on his upcoming album.
It looks like more information has surfaced in regards to Frank Ocean’s sophomore album. While he usually stays quiet about the details of his personal projects, Ocean recently revealed that he was already 10-11 tracks into his ‘Channel Orange’ follow up.
Now we find out that the Odd Future crooner teamed up with Depeche Mode for a new song on his forthcoming LP. Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode recently sat down with the team at EW to discuss the upcoming single, stating that they met Ocean during a New York studio session.
“We were in the studio in New York, and we were filming and recording some live tracks toward the end of the session. An assistant came up to me in between songs and said, ‘Do you mind? Frank Ocean is here working in another studio and really wants to meet you guys,’” Gahan went on to say, “I wouldn’t have thought he would have even known who we are, but it turns out he’s a big fan.”
Gahan continued, ” Martin and (Depeche Mode/The Knife producer) Christoffer Berg ended up doing a track with him, which I think is going to be part of his new record. Martin did some electronics and some modular synthesizer stuff he really wanted.”
No other details have been unveiled about the project, but we expect Ocean won’t release this album until 2014.