Odd Future’s Frank Ocean has come forward to announce plans to release a new album this summer.
Ocean broke the big news to fans on his personal website this week.
Ocean’s camp has already confirmed the big album plans and a new magazine release.
This had the Internet quickly asking: What could this mean? A new magazine by Ocean? A new record by Ocean? Both? A rep for Ocean confirmed to Billboard it is indeed both: A new album and his own publication are due in July. The magazine is titled is Boys Don’t Cry while the album title has yet to be revealed. (Billboard)
Ocean released an unexpected tribute song to late R&B singer Aaliyah back in January.
In honor of what would have been Aaliyah’s 36th birthday, Frank Ocean pays homage to the late singer with a cover of The Isley Brothers’ 1976 classic “At Your Best (You Are Love),” which Aaliyah covered for her 1994 debut Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number. The Grammy-winning crooner took to his Tumblr page to share the tender tribute, which features him singing in a falsetto. (Rap-Up)
A picture of Ocean and West Coast rapper Lil B popped up online a few months ago.
Photo: RARE photo of LIL B x FRANK OCEAN IN THE STUDIO TOGETHER!! NEW MUSIC COMING SOON! Collect this! -… http://t.co/ITPaxAXPrO
— Lil B THE BASEDGOD (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) December 28, 2014