After an excruciating four-year wait, Frank Ocean has finally dropped new music in the form of a video album.
Endless, an Apple Music exclusive, appeared on the streaming service around midnight on Friday. In black and white, Ocean previews tracks and builds a staircase in a spacious warehouse. He's credited as the 45-minute film’s executive producer and creative director.
Ocean still plans to release his highly-anticipated album, previously titled “Boys Don’t Cry,” as early as this weekend, an Apple representative said in a statement to Rolling Stone. The elusive follow-up to his Grammy Award-winning album, Channel Orange, has agonized fans across the globe since last July.
Friday’s release comes 17 days after cryptic visuals, which are now included in the film, appeared on Ocean’s website, boysdontcry.co. Ocean can still be seen chopping wood in that damn warehouse where he left us just over two weeks ago.
Featured on the album were Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, who provided string orchestration, singer-songwriter Alex G, James Blake, Jazmine Sullivan and British R&B singer Sampha.
Here's the album's tracklist:
1. “Device Control”
4. “Commes Des Garcons”
6. “In Here Somewhere”
7. “At Your Best (You Are Love)”
9. Ambience 001: “In a Certain Way”
10. Ambience 002: “Honeybaby”
12. “Slide on Me”
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