It took many hours of watching live-streamed speaker-building but Frank Ocean has finally released his new album. It’s called Blond and features 17 tracks, including the just released single “Nikes.” That’s the album’s artwork above. Blond was initially said to be called Boys Don’t Cry, and has been anticipated since a year after Frank released 2012’s Channel Orange. He initially suggested the album would arrive in 2014, then later said it would be out in 2015, at which point the release date has been gradually moved up every couple of months or so.
Contributors to the album, as reported by XXL, include Andre 3000, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Tyler, The Creator, Jamie xx and Arca (and more curiously, David Bowie, Elliott Smith and Gang of Four?).
Blond follows the just-released visual album Endless, and Ocean’s 2012 album Channel Orange.
Listen to the full album via Apple Music here.
Frank Ocean Blonde tracklist:
3 Pink + White
4 Be Yourself
6 Skyline To
7 Self Control
8 Good Guy
10 Solo (Reprise)
11 Pretty Sweet
12 Facebook Story
13 Close to You
14 White Ferrari
17 Futura Free
Read our recent Pop Life column, Rough Currents, Frank Ocean.
Jeff Terich is the founder and editor of Treble. He's been writing about music for 20 years and has been published at American Songwriter, Bandcamp Daily, Reverb, Spin, Stereogum, uDiscoverMusic, VinylMePlease and some others that he's forgetting right now. He's still not tired of it.