Entertainment April 7, 2015

New Frank Ocean Studio Album & Publication to Drop in July

A forthcoming album and publication set to drop this July? Frank Ocean has got us excited about his work like it’s 2012 again.

Frank Ocean
“I got two versions. I got twoooo versions.” #ISSUE1 #ALBUM3 #JULY2015 #BOYSDONTCRY” (Image via Frank Ocean)

Singer-songwriter and rapper Frank Ocean has announced his third studio album via his website, with the exact picture and caption shown above. Needless to say, it got people talking, but the only thing that Ocean’s reps would confirm is that a new album and his very own publication will be out in July. Ocean is also reportedly working with Hit-Boy (“Niggas in Paris”, Drake, Nicki Minaj) and Rodney Jerkins (Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Destiny’s Child) for this upcoming work.

Even before the announcement, Ocean has been dropping hints to keep his fans excited. Last June, Hit-Boy shared a teaser of “No Such Thing As Black Jesus”, originally sung by Nas but featuring Ocean’s vocals on some of the lines this time. In November, Ocean also shared a snippet of a track on his Tumblr, leaving the door open as to whether or not it will feature on his new album.

As we await the as-yet-untitled album from Frank Ocean this coming July, let us take you back to 2012 with his critically acclaimed track “Thinking About You”: