For once the rumors held true! Frank Ocean has finally released his official, oft-delayed sophomore album!
Following the visual album Endless and a video for “Nikes,” the singer-songwriter has delivered Blonde, the highly-anticipated follow-up to 2012’s channel ORANGE. Previously expected to be titled Boys Don’t Cry, the project hit Apple Music early Saturday evening.
The 17-track album features contributions from music’s biggest names including Beyoncé, André 3000, Kendrick Lamar, Tyler the Creator, Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Jazmine Sullivan, and more.
The cover art shows a shirtless Ocean with a hand over his face, sporting green hair and a bandaged finger. The title is spelled ‘blond’ on the cover, and listed as ‘Blonde’ across iTunes.
To coincide with the launch, Ocean has opened pop-up shops in various cities including Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and London where he is giving out free copies of his ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ magazine to fans.
Stream the album via Apple Music below, and pick it up on iTunes now.
— Apple Music (@AppleMusic) August 20, 2016
boys don't cry magazine coming soon, stay tuned for more updates pic.twitter.com/nZECYV3Dvi
— frankocean (@boysdontcryco) August 20, 2016