It could be time to verify if pigs can fly.
You read that headline right. No, this is not a dream. Yes, Frank Ocean released his new album.
The project is his very first because 2012’s Def Jam debut, channel orange, and comes right after relentless speculation, several rumored release dates come and gone — and all the hype to match.
It started just months following channel orange came out, when Frank mentioned he was almost a dozen songs into his comply with up. In April 2013, he told MTV News that he had been listening to “a lot of Beach Boys and Beatles” for inspiration. The next April, he stated he may skip Coachella to finish the album. The next April, he officially announced a record named Boys Do not Cry, pegging it to a July 2015 release date. That never occurred, and then last month, he hinted it would be out by the finish of July. Which also didn’t come about.
But all of these anticipation-constructing moments (and they’re just a handful of of the many) looked like they’d finally come to an finish when the singer launched a mysterious livestream on his internet site. The New York Times reported that the album would be released, by way of Apple Music, on August five, generating an even larger tidal wave of excitement. Then the stream went dark for two weeks, only to commence back up late Thursday (August 18) evening by playing some new music even though Frank constructed a staircase.
Now, after all of that, Frank has lastly dropped a visual album referred to as Endless, comprising clips from the livestream that’s been on his website more than the previous handful of weeks as effectively as new footage. According to Rolling Stone, Boys Do not Cry is a separate project that will be released later this weekend — so there’s nevertheless more Frank to come.
You’ve been rewarded for your patience. Head to Apple Music to stream the album at last.