Finally Frank Ocean has officially confirmed that he will be releasing his much-awaited album “Boys Don’t Cry.”
The R&B artist revealed the good news on his official website over the weekend. He shared a photo of a “Date Due” slip depicted the dates of which his third album had been pushed back. “Boys Don’t Cry” was supposed to be released a year ago. At the bottom of the list, July 2016 was written however the exact date blocked out.
Ocean’s brother, Ryan Breaux, also posted the same photo on his Instagram. He captioned the image, “BOYS DON’T CRY,” with the hashtag “July2016.”
Frank Ocean has been away from the spotlight after he failed to keep up his promise to drop his third album in July 2015. Ocean’s previous album “Channel Orange” was released back in 2012. This gave the singer two Grammy awards including the best album for Urban Contemporary.
There have been reports that Ocean’s third album will drop earlier last month, but the day came and went and no “Boys Don’t Cry” album dropped.
Meanwhile, Ocean also reposted an image that was originally shared last year, which showed him with copies of an accompanying “Boys Don’t Cry” magazine. “I got two versions. I got twooooo versions. #ISSUE1 #ALBUM3 #JULY2015 #BOYSDON’TCRY,” Ocean wrote with the picture.
People magazine noted that URL for the reposted image was titled “late.”
In February, it was also reported that Ocean had a very private listening session in New York City and a brief clip of the special session found its way online. The following month, Ocean’s “Boys Don’t Cry” album had leaked online. However, the audio in SoundClouds have been taken down immediately. During the same month, “Channel ORANGE” producer James Ho, a.k.a. Malay, gave out updates on the elusive album and said “Boys Don’t Cry” will drop once the singer was ready.
Ocean did not mention his upcoming on his most recent Tumblr post. In his emotional post, the singer talked about homophobia and transphobia, anti-LGBT bias, violence against gay people, and the controversial “bathroom bill” in North Carolina following the tragic Orlando shooting.