Frank Ocean’s fans have been waiting on a new album for 4 years now, and he has without a doubt played with our feelings when it comes to speculating anything new from him. Better late then never I guess?
Frank Ocean has finally released a follow up to Channel Orange which was released in 2012. Blonde is the title of the new album which was released exclusively to Apple Music on Saturday. This as well as a glossy magazine titled Boys Dont Cry, which was the initial name of the album.
“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.”
Minutes after the album release, Frank took to Tumblr to explain to us what inspired his record, where he had also continued to play with our feelings by saying “Fuck, sorry.. I took a nap, but it’s playing on Apple Radio RN.”
Blonde, which is written as Blond presents 17 tracks, with features from Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar and Andre 3000. Frank has also previewed the video for Nikes, which is full of sensational artwork. This was also released on iTunes earlier this week.
- Pink + White
- Be Yourself
- Skyline To
- Self Control
- Good Guy
- Solo (Reprise)
- Pretty Sweet
- Facebook Story
- Close to You
- White Ferrari
- Futura Free
Frank had debuted the album by opening pop up stores in London, Chicago, LA and New York. 66 Charlotte St. was the location in which they had taken over a small news agents for the release of the album featured within glossy magazine that fans got to take home for free! The magazine shows credit to Kanye West, James Blake, Tyler the Creator, A$AP Rocky and photographer Nail Eldurkin as well as many more.
The album sounds nothing less then what was expected from Frank Ocean, some music that’s good for the soul. Pink + White’s sweet melody is easy on the ears, I wouldn’t say it’s one of favourite because of Bey. For once she wasn’t as prominent as I would have assumed on a feature. Frank has the talent and confidence to stay authentic and produce an album that met his fans expectations.
I’d ask for an encore, but I’d probably be waiting here for 4 more years.