Frank Ocean New Album ‘Endless:’ An End To Four Years Of Waiting
Frank Ocean has finally returned with visual album ‘Endless’ following a long four-year hiatus. On Thursday, the “Thinking Bout You” singer dropped 16 new songs on his 45-minute visual album on his boysdontcry.com live stream. The album was later released exclusively on Apple music.Advertisement
In the ‘Endless’ visual album, which has been shot in black and white tone, the 28-year-old singer could be seen building a stair-like sculpture as he rolled out new tunes, without paying heed to the camera.
Fans have been waiting patiently for the follow-up to “Channel Orange,” the 2012 debut album that bagged six Grammy Awards. But according to a report by the Rolling Stone, ‘Endless’ is different from the much awaited real album, titled ‘Boys Don’t Cry,’ which is set to be launched via Apple Music this weekend.
The Rolling Stone reported that Frank Ocean has scrapped the previously decided ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ for an alternative title for the album. The album was set to be released last month but as dates came and went, it was assumed to be released not before November.
Ocean’s producer Malay, clarified the delay in an interview on Tuesday saying, “To be fair tho, art cannot be rushed. It’s about making sure the perfect aesthetic for the situation has been reached, to do that, takes constant tweaking, trial and error.”
The ‘Endless’ seems to have made up for the delay, with the Frank Ocean trending on Twitter shortly after it was released early on Friday. “Frank Ocean changing the music industry overnight,” tweeted a fan.
The Guardian reported that a four-day live stream with snippets of music and no vocals was launched on first August on Boysdontcry.co and featured a man cutting wood in a set u that appeared to be a warehouse.
Robert Ames conducted the London Contemporary orchestra for the ‘Endless,’ which features Violas, double basses, cellos and violins.