Is Frank Ocean *finally* about to release his album?
The whereabouts of enigmatic singer songwriter Frank Ocean are still up for debate. In fact, for over a year the tag #WhereIsFrankOcean has been used all over social media, to get to the bottom of Frank’s location.
You see, last year Frank semi-revealed that his new album, the follow up to the critically acclaimed Channel Orange, would be released in July 2015. Tentatively titled Boys Don’t Cry, the album has yet to emerge, however, although Frank did tease fans with a library card that that was labelled “Boys Don’t Cry” and was stamped with various dates, one being July 2016.
In a world where Beyoncé surprise releases albums and films, and Kanye plays around with his album even after it’s been released, it’s not a surprise that a release as highly anticipated as Frank Ocean’s album would be shrouded in some kind of mystery.
While things have been particularly quiet from Camp Frank recently, today (1 August) the singer’s website, boysdontcry.co, updated to include a live stream of a video.
The clip seems to be a rolling loop of a warehouse space, and was allegedly created by director Francis Soriano, who has claimed responsibility for the clip. It also appears that that the stream only works on mobile devices or using Apple’s Safari browser.
Of course it seems that people online are losing all their chill.
At the time of writing, it’s unknown what the live streamed/looped video is alluding to, and whether there’s going to be an announcement at some point today. What we do know, however, is that there appears to be an AppleMusic logo at the top right hand corner of the stream, so perhaps the album will be streamed exclusively on the platform…perhaps.
Last month a leak from the source code from the Calvin Klein website unearthed a press release that claimed that Ocean was also working on a novel, and had published a magazine to accompany Boys Don’t Cry.
Until then, we shall continue to search for Frank Ocean…
Frank has appeared on the live stream. It appears he’s doing some woodwork, and there is ambient music being played.