Seriously Frank Ocean, where is your new album?
Ocean also stirred controversy when he revealed that at the age of 19, he fell in love with a man.
The singer was both heralded and slammed for “coming out” — a first for a high profile hip hop artist. (For his part, Ocean has never explicitly labeled his sexual orientation.)
The world waited to see what he would do next.
And so far, not much.
Ocean announced he was working on a second album in 2013, but he’s kept the music so deeply hidden that even Adele has expressed frustration.
Yes, that Adele.
“I’m just f***ing waiting for Frank f***ing Ocean to come out with his album,” she told Rolling Stone in November 2015. “It’s taking so f***ing long.”
Last month, Ocean’s followers found hope when a cryptic image of a library due date card appeared on his site.
The date on the card was July 2016 with a photo caption that read “BOYS DON’T CRY #JULY2016.” Ocean’s followers speculated on social media that the posting referred to the new album’s title and release date.
July has come and gone. But on Monday, The Boys Don’t Cry site briefly featured a live video stream of someone doing woodwork. Music video director Francis Soriano reportedly said the video was just a tease for one of his projects.
Suffice it to say, the masses were not amused.
One person deemed Ocean “the new Rick Roll” for the apparent fake out.
The New York Times reports Ocean’s album is set to drop on Apple Music on Friday.
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