After months of teasing a new project, Frank Ocean has finally returned with his new album, kind of. Instead of releasing the long-awaited “Boys Don’t Cry,” Ocean has released a visual album on iTunes called “Endless.” The visual album is just one part of more music from Ocean that Apple says will release soon. Here’s everything we know about “Endless” and Ocean’s next album.
What Is “Endless”?
“Endless” is a 45-minute “video art project” directed by Francisco Soriano, the director of Ocean’s “Lost.” According to artist Tom Sachs, the video was filmed “in the past year,” and Sachs assisted Ocean “on some carpentry issues” for the film. “Endless” features footage previously featured in Ocean’s web stream and includes the singer building a staircase in a large warehouse.
Is This “Boys Don’t Cry”?
According to Apple, “Endless” is a “visual album” à la Beyoncé’s “Lemonade,” and Rolling Stone reports that “Endless” is a “different project from his proper new album.” So what does that mean for “Boys Don’t Cry”? Rolling Stone states that “Boys Don’t Cry” is no longer the name of the album. “The singer has scrapped that title in favor of an alternate title.”
When Will “Boys Don’t Cry” Release?
While the album will no longer be titled “Boys Don’t Cry” another album by Ocean should be out soon. According to Vulture, Apple has told fans to “keep an eye out this weekend for more from Frank.”
Who Worked On “Endless”?
The credits for “Endless” feature some of music's best artists including Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead, James Blake, Jazmine Sullivan and Sampha. The album was also mastered by frequent Kanye West collaborator, Mike Dean.
Where Has Frank Ocean Been?
We have no idea where the mysterious Frank Ocean currently is but the album’s credits do give us a peek at where he’s been. Music for “Endless” was recorded at Abbey Road in London, Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, Studio C in Brooklyn and the Mercer Hotel in Manhattan.