It’s here. After dropping his visual album Endless and a video for “Nikes,” Frank Ocean finally delivers his new album Blonde, the highly-anticipated follow-up to 2012’s channel ORANGE. Previously titled Boys Don’t Cry, the project hit Apple Music on Saturday afternoon.
The 17 tracks feature the previously released “Nikes,” with contributions from music’s biggest names including Beyoncé (“Pink + White”), André 3000 (“Solo Reprise”), Kendrick Lamar (“Skyline To”), Tyler, the Creator, Pharrell, Kanye West, Jazmine Sullivan, and more.
— Apple Music (@AppleMusic) August 20, 2016
The cover art, which includes the title Blond spelled without an “e,” shows a shirtless Ocean with a hand over his face, sporting green hair and a bandaged finger.
To coincide with the launch, Ocean has opened pop-up shops in various cities including Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and London where he is giving out free copies of his Boys Don’t Cry magazine to fans.
boys don't cry magazine coming soon, stay tuned for more updates pic.twitter.com/nZECYV3Dvi
— frankocean (@boysdontcryco) August 20, 2016