UPDATE 07/08/16: The internet is now considering that Frank Ocean’s new album Boys Don’t Cry could actually be released in November.
UPDATE 19/08/16: Frank Ocean is playing new music on the live stream.
ORIGINAL STORY: 5th August has come and gone and the world is still yet to receive Frank Ocean‘s long-awaited new album Boys Don’t Cry, and both fans and Apple employees are getting desperate AF.
Boys Don’t Cry was reportedly going to be released on Apple Music yesterday, Friday, 5th August, after the album missed its previously suggested release date of ‘any-time-in-July’.
Now, with the release date unofficially set at ‘any-time-in-the-next-decade’, Frank Ocean fans around the world are trying to hold it together while they patiently wait for the follow-up to channel ORANGE, but it’s getting harder and harder to stay positive…
FRANK OCEAN YOU BETTER DROP IT TODAY pic.twitter.com/DrDrHdGj2f
— jay (@JAYVERSACE) August 5, 2016
What’s more, Snapchat has helped feed the waves of desperation by releasing new Frank Ocean-themed filters in specific areas of the world, leaving a bittersweet taste in the mouths and camera rolls of many:
Meanwhile, Noisey‘s Associate Editor Ryan Bassil has taken it upon himself to confront Apple’s support team with some hard-hitting questions. While the Apple representative Bassil spoke to reportedly told him that the company is “waiting on the artist”, they also shared their excitement for the album.
Here’s what went down:
longed out by waiting for frank ocean's album to drop so I contacted apple support. they are 'waiting on the artist' pic.twitter.com/8amlW3tQSL
— ryan bassil (@ryanbassil) August 5, 2016
The only exciting news Frank Ocean fans have received in the last few days is the reported leak of the official tracklist from Boys Don’t Cry, which references supposed collaborations with the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Lorde and Outkast’s Andre 3000.
Prior to that supposed leak, Ocean himself reappeared on his Boys Don’t Cry live stream, where he continued to build and paint what appears to be a set of wooden stairs. At the time of writing, the live stream shows an empty warehouse, with some of Ocean’s wooden creations stacked in the middle of the room.
There’s little more that Frank Ocean fans can do right now except to keep waiting, keep watching that paint dry and keep trying to stay strong as a community — because boys don’t cry. Right, Frank?
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