Here Are New Details About Frank Ocean’s Forthcoming Album ‘Boys Don’t Cry’
If all indications are correct, Frank Ocean’s sophomore album Boys Don’t Cry, his follow-up to 2012’s Channel Orange, could be released this Friday (Aug. 5, 2016) – at least according to the New York Times, who also say it will be an Apple Music exclusive for two weeks and will include “a major video.”
The record was previously slated to be released in July 2015. Then Ocean had teased it would be out July 2016. Now the singer got fans all riled up again when he updated his website on Monday (Aug. 1, 2016) with a mysterious live-stream that looked like this:
As for collaborators on the album, Billboard reports there could be a number of them. There was a Nas collaboration with Ocean on “No Such Thing as White Jesus,” but the track’s producer, Hit-Boy, later admitted that the song was lost along with a hard drive. Other potential collaborators reportedly include Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, Happy Perez, Charlie Gambetta and Kevin Ristro.
Ocean has also let a select few listen to some of the tunes. British singer James Blake told Rolling Stone in May, “I was more of a fan of him when I heard his newer music. It’s better. You grow, you improve, you nail a new message to the board. He’s had time to mature. It’s really cool to watch.”
Chance the Rapper said in an interview with Complex in May, “I am good friends with Frank. His new album is amazing. No one really is able to find Frank when Frank goes away. Like, literally no one, not just publications, but I know he’s away, making a masterpiece.”
Not sure why there has to be all the drama on the release, but we hope this is the real deal.