The Frank Ocean Boys Don?t Cry album is set to be released by Apple Music this Friday. This is believed to be another Apple Music exclusive. The release is expected to include a video and a printed publication that is also called Boys Don?t Cry. They will be distributed at Apple stores. The album is also expected to be available only on Apple Music for two weeks. After such period, it may become more available for those who do not have the subscription.
This was reported by the New York Times citing a source who is close to the release plans. This person allegedly agreed to speak on the condition of anonymity as that person is not authorized to divulge such information. We will keep you updated on further notices concerning the launch.
Boys Don?t Cry is Frank Ocean?s follow-up to Channel Orange in 2012. The album was nominated for six Grammy Awards, netting Ocean one for best urban contemporary album. The anticipation for the Frank Ocean Boys Don?t Cry album surged after a video was ?streamed? on a website connected to the album. Director Francisco Soriano claimed credit for the ?art project? and this just piqued fan interest more for what is in store for the coming release. There was an Apple Music logo in the watermark and one can put two and two together from there.
The subsequent deletion of the video may have also increased the buzz about the album.
More recently, Frank Ocean was mostly doing some guest appearances in the works of other artists. He co-wrote on the latest album of James Blake, the British singer. He also appears on Kanye West?s The Life of Pablo album.
The Frank Ocean Boys Don?t Cry album is the latest major album to have an exclusive deal with a major streaming service. This is another attack on Apple Music?s competition, Spotify and Tidal (owned by Jay Z).
Stay tuned for more Frank Ocean Boy?s Don?t Cry release updates.