Frank Ocean has finally blessed us with new music on his website, boysdontcry.co. Instead of having the actual album released and available to download, Frank decided to share with us his masterpiece while live streaming. While playing the album through speakers, the man of many trades was in the midst of building stairs, another one of his masterpieces. How poetic.
THIS IS NOT A DRILL (no pun intended). This album has been greatly anticipated for years now, since Ocean made the announcement about another album to follow his iconic "Channel Orange" album, which was said to be released in July 2015. July 2015, as well as the rest of the year, came and went while Ocean's fans have been restless and more than ready for his new album to drop.
As summer '16 came around, Ocean's "Boys Don't Cry" album was rumored to be released in July and his fans were consistently on the lookout for the entire month. No album.
Unexpectedly, Ocean decided to live stream his new album, which he is now calling the visual album experience "Endless," to the world on the night of August 18. Finally!
Social media went crazy once the news of the "Novacane" creator surprised his fans with the news.
Dear Frank (can I call you Frank?). Yes. We all were stressing out and having "Channel Orange" on replay since it dropped in July 2012. We all have had sleepless nights, have been trying to find you after you went ghost for a few years and have been praying for your safe return. We have all lost faith that you'd ever come back and bless us again with your God-given talents. BUT we are here to say, "thank you." Thank you for "Endless" and its undeniably chill vibes that we've all been waiting for. Thank you for providing a visual album of you building stairs, which seems to be metaphorically connected to your new music (am I reaching just a tad?). We desperately needed your masterpiece to shine through as summer '16 is coming to an end. We can now [try to] sleep peacefully while desperately waiting for the release of the actual album. Our prayers have finally been answered and as the saying goes, "God may not be there when you want him, but he is ALWAYS on time."
A fellow artist and creator.