Whereas followers on-line felt the FOMO after studying Frank Ocean’s Coachella headlining set would not be livestreamed on the pageant’s YouTube channel, followers in attendance apprehensive he won’t carry out in any respect after an hour handed with no signal of the singer.
Positive, he’s fairly elusive and mysterious, however ready over an hour had followers feeling antsy. Happily, he opened his set with a fan favourite that bought the gang again on his aspect: “Novacane,” his breakout single from the 2011 mixtape, Nostalgia, Extremely.
After enjoying “Novacane,” he adopted up with “Crack Rock,” “Dangerous Faith,” and “White Ferrari” earlier than sharing his favourite Coachella recollections with the assembled crowd, together with catching Rae Sremmurd and Travis Scott. Though he admitted he didn’t like coming to the desert — thanks partially to a bent to get respiratory infections from the flying mud — he thanked followers for popping out to see him after so lengthy. His final Coachella look was over 10 years in the past, in 2012.
For the reason that avant-garde R&B experimentalist launched two studio albums, Channel Orange and Blonde, in addition to a visible challenge, Limitless. Nonetheless, he’s been a scarce presence on pageant phases and hasn’t toured a lot; earlier than being booked to headline the canceled 2020 version of Coachella, he hosted a series of DJ events in 2019 the place he shared some of his first new music in years.
Talking of latest music, throughout his speech at Coachella, he cleared the air about that; he didn’t take the gig to advertise a brand new challenge, though he mentioned one is in the works.