Frank Ocean is up to something. Again. Probably.
On Saturday morning, a new visual message appeared on the R&B singer’s website (via Pitchfork) in the form of a date-stamped card, the kind you’d find in the back of a library book. The dates span from July 2015 to July 2016 with 15 in between, though the exact day of the last one is obscured.
It’s not a stretch to imagine this as a tease for Ocean’s next album, Boys Don’t Cry, which could potentially drop later this month. Last year, he teased a July 2015 release date for the album, the follow-up to 2012’s critical smash Channel Orange, with a widely circulated image of him with a stack of magazines. Since then, snippets of music have popped up, and Ocean’s producer Malay even mentioned in March that the new album could be ready in “maybe a month.”
We know better than to get our hopes up, but this latest announcement actually does sound legit. So yeah. Frank, we’re ready.
Anyway, here’s “Thinkin Bout You.”