The wait is finally over after what feels like a lifetime of teasing. On August 1st, a live stream appeared from a warehouse that featured Frank Ocean himself partaking in a little bit of joinery to a selection of ambient music. It was then reported later that day in the New York Times that a long-awaited follow-up to 2012’s ‘Channel Orange’, titled ‘Boys Don’t Cry’, would appear on Friday, August 5th.
After nearly three weeks of frustration, the live-stream re-appeared again last night (Friday, August 19th), this time featuring a 45-minute visual album titled ‘Endless’. Containing 18-tracks, it includes a cover of the Isley Brothers’ ‘At Your Best (You Are Love)’ along with contributions from Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, James Blake, Arca, Sampha, Jazmine Sullivan, Alex G and the London Contemporary Orchestra conducted by Robert Ames.
A representative from Apple Music also informed Pitchfork to “keep an eye out this weekend for more from Frank“. While Rolling Stone has reported that ‘Endless’ will be accompanied by the much-anticipated ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ “this weekend“, although the original title has been scrapped in favour of something different.