One of this year's most eagerly awaited releases is Frank Ocean's follow up to his 2012 major label debut Channel Orange. Ocean announced in April on his Tumblr that his album would be coming out in July, along with a magazine called Boys Don't Cry, and further information about the album has been very scarce.
Despite the intense fan reaction, there has been no word yet from Ocean's camp on any details about the project. There was a brief frenzy today when an image appeared from Tumblr that appeared to be the album's cover. It turned out to be fake, Complex quickly pointed out that the photo in question was a photoshopped image of a 2012 portrait of Ocean by the photographer NABIL.
When asked for comment about the album’s release date or any alleged cover art, a rep for Ocean replied "Nothing to offer at this time."
Here's every confirmed detail we know about Frank Ocean's new album:
— In that release, it was also revealed that Hit-Boy and Rodney Jerkins were helping produce Ocean's next album, "along with frequent collaborators Happy Perez, Charlie Gambetta and Kevin Ristro."
— A rep for Ocean confirmed to Billboard in April of this year that he will release an album and publication in summer 2015, more specifically in July.
— Rolling Stone reported in April, and confirmed via spokesperson, that the title of the magazine that's going to be packaged with the album is called Boys Don't Cry.
— There is still no confirmed title for Frank Ocean's followup to 2011's Channel Orange.
— The FADER confirmed in May that Frank Ocean interviewed Lil B for his magazine.
— Chassol, the French pianist who has worked with Sebastien Tellier and Phoenix before, revealed in May that he had worked on a few tracks with ocean earlier this year at Abbey Road studios in London.
— He also mentioned that Rick Rubin was in the studio, but did not provide additional details on whether or not Rubin had any official role in the album's creation.