Frank Ocean’s long awaited sophomore album, “Boys Don’t Cry,” is set to be released this Friday exclusively through a deal with Apple Music, The New York Times reports. The release will include a major music video and a printed “Boys Don’t Cry” publication, which will be distributed at Apple retail stores.
According to The New York Times, the highly anticipated album will be an Apple Music exclusive before it becomes available on other music streaming services.
This announcement comes after a cryptic live stream appeared on the singers website that occasionally offered snippets of new material. The video did not feature information on the release of any music, but it did feature the Apple Music logo.
Since the release of his 2012 Grammy nominated debut album, “Chanel Orange,” the singer has been sort of a hermit, making rare appearances via his Tumblr or on select collaborations like Kanye West’s “Wolves” from the Life of Pablo, and Beyonce‘s “Superpower” in 2013.
Last July, Ocean’s follow-up LP was expected, per a cryptic message on his official site, with a message that read “I got two versions. I got twooo versions. #ISSUE1 #ALBUM3 #JULY2015 #BOYSDONTCRY,” he wrote.
After having pushed the date back once before, Frank Ocean’s album has been long awaited ever since. Who’s ready for Friday?
By Nehemiah Taylor