Frank Ocean is creating so much suspense it’s killing me. The breakout artist said his new album would be coming out in July back in April 2015. And it’s now August.
So what has Frank been up to? He worked on Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo and James Blake’s The Colour in Anything. He also posted a moving essay about the victims of Orlando in Pulse Nightclub on his Tumblr that legit had me tearing up.
This morning on his website boysdontcry.co – which is also the name of his new album – he released a cryptic livestream to tease our poor, tired souls. In the upper right hand corner there is an Apple Music logo.
The video shows a large warehouse-like room with workbenches and what looks like speakers. It sometimes switches angles and features an art installation called Toyan by Tom Sach The installation is currently housed at the The Brooklyn Museum in the Boombox Retrospective until August 14. So the livestream isn’t live at all, it is prerecorded. The video sometimes shows a man doing carpentry as soft instrumental music plays in the background.
Francisco Soriano, a director and photographer who has worked with Ocean before, took credit for the video on Instagram.
On his website, there is a library “date due” slip. It lists a number of dates starting in July 2015 that may have been potential release dates, ending with “Jul (scribbled out number) 2016.”
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