Frank Ocean drops hint that wait for new album ends in July

Frank Ocean may have a new album coming in July -- or not

The wait for new Frank Ocean music is ending sooner than you think.

On Monday the R&B crooner dropped a major hint that he’s got something up his sleeve for summer.

Ocean took to Tumblr to post a picture of himself looking down at a stack of magazines called Boys Don’t Cry.

“I got two versions. I got twoooo versions…,” he wrote alongside a handful of rather telling hashtags that included #ALBUM3 and #JULY2015.

The post led to immediate speculation that he’s telling us all the info we need to know because this is how the Internet works.

Billboard, however, confirmed the release of an album and a new publication from the singer. Both the publication and his as-yet-untitled album will arrive in July, according to a rep for the singer. 

The wait for Ocean's follow-up to his breakthrough, Grammy-winning 2012 major label debut, “Channel Orange,” has proved lengthy. After his breakout, Ocean has remained surprisingly low-key — minus that weird beef with Chipotle — issuing little music, save for a few one-offs, or any information about new works.

A request for comment from his label was not returned.

Is it in poor taste to publicly beg Ocean to bring us on to the new publication? Will write for music and food, we are used to it. 

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April 7, 10:52 a.m.: A rep for Ocean confirmed to The Times that the singer's publication is titled Boys Don't Cry.

This story was first published at 8:47 p.m. on April 6.


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