It has been nearly three years since the release of Frank Ocean’s critically acclaimed Channel Orange, an album that Odd Future fans as well as critics immediately adored. The record had so much to offer, propelling Ocean to superstar status as he performed at countless awards shows and festivals as well as winning a Grammy.
Channel Orange really held its own and most of us were able to live off of it as long as needed until Ocean released his new album.
Then one year had passed. Two years. Now it has been announced that exactly three years later Frank will release his highly anticipated (although that’s a bit of an understatement) new album Boys Don’t Cry in July of this year.
Ocean had also released a teaser track, believed to be a rough demo of a song from the new album, on his tumblr last year titled “Memrise” The track gave listeners an idea of the new atmospheric sound he is obviously trying out. He has stated that Tame Impala was a huge inspiration for his new music.
The hype surrounding a new Frank Ocean album has been intense. Recently a new hashtag had started trending #FindFrankOcean2k15. There have been reports that Ocean has been working on the new album with the likes of Rodney Jerkins and Hit-Boy. Lil B has also posted a photo of the two working together so one can only hope