Music / April 14, 2023

Everything We Know About Frank Ocean’s Coachella Performance

Frank Ocean performing Nikes [Live at Way Out West] via YouTube
Music / April 14, 2023

Everything We Know About Frank Ocean’s Coachella Performance

Words: Dray Morgan


The ex-Odd Future star is set to headline Sunday at the iconic festival, 11 years after his first appearance there.

Fans of Frank Ocean are no stranger to the feeling of wanting more. With no project since the outstanding ‘Blonde’ in 2016, could Coachella be the stage for Frank to really do something special?

Frank Will Be Playing At 22.00 PST

If you’re across the pond, then you either have an early wake up or a long night ahead of you, as the performance is set to begin just after 22.00 local time in California. This means that you can catch the show on the YouTube live stream at 06.00 GMT.

There Have Been Multiple Hints To Nostalgia Ultra

There have been numerous sightings of the signature 1988 BMW E30 M3 from the Nostalgia Ultra album cover throughout the festival. BMW themselves even posted a video on socials, teasing the car with the caption “Feeling ultra nostalgic, so to speak”.

Nostalgia Ultra was Frank’s first project which shot him into the public eye and also the only project he had released at the time of his first Coachella performance in 2012.

Two Tracks Have Been Registered For Licensing.

Two tracks titled ‘Little Demon’ and ‘Myself To Blame’ have been registered for licensing, which means they have been copyrighted and essentially made official by Frank’s team. Little is known about ‘Myself to Blame’ apart from production credits from Chris James who produced Prince’s final album. However, ‘Little Demon’ snippets have been circulating online with a feature from UK rap legend Skepta as well as production by cutting edge electronic artist Arca.

Videos Online Show Frank Rehearsing Tracks

Fans who live near the festival have been recording the soft echoes of the performance rehearsals of the tracks ‘Nights’, ‘Biking’ and ‘White Ferrari’. It comes to no surprise, as a Frank Ocean set isn’t complete without these numbers. Some even reported of electronic dance music being complimented by vocals.

With no album in seven years and no live show in six, the buzz is real. All we can do is wait with baited breath and see what Sunday evening holds.

Catch the livestream here:

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