A year after it was initially set to be released, Frank Ocean’s follow-up to 2012’s critically acclaimed Channel Orange is expected to be released this week. His forthcoming album Boys Don’t Cry will be made available exclusively to Apple Music in its first few weeks, as The New York Times reports. Odd Future’s Golf Media has confirmed that release date.
Its been reported that an accompanying print publication will accompany the album that same day and will be available via Apple Stores. It’s expected to stay an Apple exclusive for two weeks before becoming widely available.
Earlier today, Aug. 1, Ocean teased fans with a mysterious live stream, which slowly trickled out music. At the beginning of July, Ocean hinted a set of new release dates, which followed an announcement in April 2015 where he stated that the record would be released in July of that year.
This year, he appeared on Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo, James Blake’s The Colour in Anything, and starred in Calvin Klein’s Fall 2016 campaign.