Frank Ocean sure made up for lost time. Four years after releasing Channel Orange, Frank Ocean released a visual album, Endless. The visual album spans 45 minutes with tracks that feature artists like Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead, James Blake, and Sampha. The visual album is a continuation of the live stream Frank surprised us all with a few weeks ago on his illusive website, boysdontcry.co.
Just two days after Endless, Frank released Blonde, the album we’ve all been pining for. The album is a full 17 tracks featuring advice from his mother and the technology induced downfall of a relationship. Blonde is currently streaming on Apple Music.
Last, but hopefully not least, is Frank’s new magazine, Boys Don’t Cry. The zine was released in four pop up shows in New York, London, Chicago, and L.A. The zine features poems by Kanye West and Frank himself, as well as interviews with Lil B and Katonya Breaux, Frank’s mother. Currently the zine is listed on Ebay for up to $1,000 though staff of the Chicago pop up shop say an online version will soon be available.
Frank posted a heartwarming note on his tumblr following all the releases: “I had the time of my life making all of this. Thank you all. Especially those of you who never let me forget I had to finish. Which is basically every one of ya’ll. Haha. Love you.”