In June, it was announced that Coachella—which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2019—would be returning in April 2022, without Ocean. As for the 2023 edition, it’s unclear who else will be joining him on the two-weekend lineup.
Though Ocean fans don’t need reminding, Aug. 20 will mark the fifth anniversary of Blonde, Ocean’s most recent full-length studio album and a regular appearance in best-of-our-current-era conversations. In July of 2018, the album was certified platinum by the RIAA.
A pair of standalone solo tracks, “Dear April” and “Cayendo,” were released in 2020. Toward the end of last year, Ocean was forced to call off the release of new vinyl featuring an unnamed new song, previously speculated to be a track titled “Little Demon.” Per a statement released at the time, the release was cancelled “due to the events of this year,” with refunds issued to those who had pre-ordered the vinyl.