Frank Ocean is a master tease.
The former Odd Future stablemate has had music fans on tenterhooks for well over a year now, as we wait for his much anticipated sophomore album Boys Don’t Cry.
Approximately every other month we hear rumours and whisper that Frank might be finally ready to release his album, only to be disappointed.
He would set us up to knock us down again. Eventually it looked like Boys Don’t Cry would end up being another mythical rap release, like Detox.
But then last month saw a release of an image of an overdue library slip with a years worth of postponements on Frank’s Boys Don’t Cry website. Simply titled ‘Late’, it looked like Frank was about to release an album in July.
And then, this morning…. something happened.
Streaming on Boys Don’t Cry, a black and white video shows two work benches. Every now and again a person enters the room and does some light carpentry, and for forty seconds (40!!) we heard a clip of music.
Despite hearing less than a minutes worth of music on a six hour live stream, Frank has got people worked up again.
I'm watching Frank Ocean building his next studio pic.twitter.com/CT69bu153x
— Polo (@MrPolo_) August 1, 2016
Frank Ocean, you're so dope & not dope for this all at the same damn time.
— JR AQUINO (@JRAquino) August 1, 2016
I'd like to believe Frank Ocean's building chairs for a bunch of people yet to arrive for a listening party.
— Hari Sethi (@Hari_Sethi) August 1, 2016
What if Frank Ocean has been held hostage all this time & his captors are using the stream to look for a ransom? Would explain lack of album
— Conor Kelly (@ConorPacKelly) August 1, 2016
The video has an Apple logo in the top right hand corner, pointing to a probable Apple Music release, but we honestly have no idea anymore.
Just release the album already Frank. 2016 has been a terrible year; at lease give us some good music to cry along to.
frank ocean more like frank mirage
— kurtis conner (@kurtis_conner) August 1, 2016
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