Frank’s new album is dropping in July.
He announced it on tumblr, along with a new magazine he’s starting. The magazine is called Boys Don’t Cry, and the album may or may not be called that, were not sure yet. Anyways, its dropping sometime in July (Frank only said July 2015, no specific date) which means it’s only 3 months away. Let’s get hyped, and if you’re not sure why just follow along.
Channel Orange, Frank Oceans last album, came out in 2012. That’s 3 years ago! That’s a Kendrick-level wait right there, and Channel Orange actually came out before good kid, m.A.A.d. city so its an even longer wait. Since then, at least on the music side, Frank’s supported some of his Odd Future dudes on their albums, and a few months ago he dropped Memrise, which may or may not be on the next album (but I’m guessing not.) He’s been rapping rather than singing in some of these cases, but that might just be because he only sings on his own shit and wants to switch it up.
What will it sound like?
We don’t really know what to expect from Boys Don’t Cry (if that ends up being the title), but we can guess. It’ll probably define R&B for a decade, because Frank is the king right now. On a smaller level, it’ll be another great evolutionary step for Frank Ocean. Just look at the jump from nostalgia, ultra to Channel Orange. His earlier effort, nostalgia, ultra, was a raw, soulful mixtape whereas Channel Orange was a more polished, atmospheric (and longer) album.
I love them both about equally, but he definitely refined his shit more on Channel Orange. If his next album is a mixture of the two, that would be incredible. I wonder if he’s been slowly working on it this whole time, or if he just recently jumped into the studio. Even if he hasn’t been working on it that long, I can guarantee you that he’s been thinking about it for a while. It’ll also be interesting to see if he gets like Tyler or Earl on this shit, or if he’s gonna do another all-Frank concept album. Either way, it’ll be real dope.
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Until the release date gets closer, we won’t know when in July Boys Don’t Cry (or whatever Frank’s next album is gonna be named) will drop. It’ll also be dope to see what that magazine’s got for us, cause Frank’s a genius. If you wanna be 100% up to date, you better stay tuned here at Spit Talking by join the newsletter or following Spit Talking on twitter. You can do either of them up top on the right sidebar.