Published Aug 01, 2016The wait for Frank Ocean's new album, Boys Don't Cry, has been nothing short of excruciating. Now there finally appears to be some new activity from the much-loved R&B singer, since he's launched a curious video stream on his website boysdontcry.co.
In the black and white video, we see a man — is that Frank himself? — cutting wood using a table saw in what appears to be a mostly empty warehouse. There have occasionally been snippets of music and ambient tones, but, for the most part, the only sounds come from the wood. The camera angle sometimes changes, and the footage is branded with an Apple Music logo in the top right corner.
UPDATE (8/1, 6:11 p.m. EDT): Boys Don't Cry is reportedly due out this Friday (August 5), according to an insider source for the New York Times. This release date has seemingly been confirmed by Golf Media. It's expected to be an Apple Music exclusive for the first two weeks.
It's not clear what all of this means. Ocean recently teased a possible release date for Boys Don't Cry with a cryptic image of a library slip, which included a smudged out date from July 2016 (which has obviously already come and gone) and the date November 13, 2016.
It remains to be seen whether this video stream will mark the arrival of some new music, or at least some concrete information about Boys Don't Cry. The singer has been talking about this album for well over a year, and he initially suggested that it would be out in July 2015.
Check out boysdontcry.co for the stream and keep your eyes peeled for updates.