LOS ANGELES, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Frank Ocean’s long-awaited second studio album Boys Don’t Cry, is finally set for release on Friday, Aug. 5. exclusively on Apple Music.
The release date confirmed by The Verge, follows the singers cryptic, black and white live stream which was broadcasted on his website Monday, boysdontcry.co, and featured a mysterious figure sawing wood inside a large warehouse.
According to The New York Times citing sources, the album will release alongside a printed publication of the same name, Boys Don’t Cry that will be distributed at Apple stores. The source also claims that the album will be made available on Apple’s streaming service for two weeks before becoming available elsewhere.
Ocean teased the release of the project on his website back in July by posting an image of an old school, library book check-out card with the most recent date reading July 2016.
As the date passed, fans continued to wonder if Ocean’s follow-up to this critically acclaimed and Grammy Award-winning 2012 debut album Channel Orange would ever be released.
The secretive musician began to step back into the world of music in 2016, appearing on Kanye West‘s “Wolves” from his latest album, The Life of Pablo. Ocean also appeared in new fashion ads for Calvin Klein starting in July.