André 3000 shares reactions to Frank Ocean and Tyler, the Creator's 'New Blue Moon' album
André Benjamin shared Tyler, the Creator and Frank Ocean's thoughts on his forthcoming LP, "New Blue Sun," set to release Friday.
In a recent interview with NPR, André shared the initial thoughts of Tyler, the Creator and Frank Ocean regarding his upcoming LP. He described a moment when the three of them sat together and listened to three songs from the album, seeking their opinions. André explained that it was important for him to hear from others, as it can be easy to get caught up in one's own perspective. He emphasized that while he is open to criticism, he values feedback that helps to improve the work.
Tyler, the Creator likened one of the songs to "chasing a butterfly through a garden," which André found to be a helpful analogy in shaping the direction of the album. Frank Ocean also expressed his admiration for one of the tracks, which was meaningful to André given his respect for both artists.
The LP, titled "New Blue Sun," is set to be released on Friday, November 17th, marking André's first studio album since Outkast's "Idlewild" in 2006. The project features eight tracks, with André showcasing his flute skills alongside jazz musicians. In a statement, André explained that "New Blue Sun" represents a new world and direction for him, drawing inspiration from a sci-fi concept of a cooler, larger, bluish sun in the sky.
Overall, the album represents a new creative direction for André, and he is excited to share this new world with his audience.