The second release date for Frank Ocean’s long-awaited album, “Boys Don’t Cry,” came and went on Aug 5. and now, internet detectives think they’ve cracked the case when it comes to the project’s release date.
In July, Ocean posted a photo of a library card with various due dates. At the bottom of the list was “July 2016.” While fans originally believed the record would release in July, “Boys Don’t Cry” never came.
But now, some fans have pointed out a date on the photo that went unnoticed before: November 13, 2016. The date is towards the middle of the photo, written over a “November 2015” date. Fans of Ocean are now holding out hope that the album will arrive this fall.
Okay November 13 is the date now Frank??? What year? How you gonna weasel out of this one? Oh man I'm running out of patience __
— Frank Ocean Is Satan (@JakeJahrmarkt) August 7, 2016
— zachary (@zachwaskowiak) August 6, 2016
dear frank ocean,
I put November 13, 2016 as the day ur album comes out on my calendar.
a frank deprived gal
— ˗ˏˋnaecheˎˊ˗ (@umimnaeche) August 1, 2016
Ocean’s album has already missed two release dates, even though a release date for the album has never officially been confirmed. Ocean first teased “Boys Don’t Cry” with the library card picture and a photo of himself with a caption that read, “I got two versions. I got twoooo versions. #ISSUE1 #ALBUM3 #JULY2015 #BOYSDONTCRY,” but the singer's label never confirmed the date.
But after the album missed its first unofficial release date, the notoriously quiet singer refrained from dropping clues until earlier this month. That’s when video with instrumentals playing in the background was posted on Ocean’s website. The video featured an empty room with work benches. At one point in the video, a man appears, with many believing it was Ocean himself.
The video, paired with a report from the New York Times that stated Ocean’s album would release on Aug. 5, sent the “Channel Orange” singer’s fans into a frenzy. With another unconfirmed release date now available, are fans once again setting themselves up for disappointment?