Anticipation for the new album from R&B’s most beloved smoothie Frank Ocean has been almost too much for most to take, with three and a half years passing since he released his masterpiece of a debut ‘Channel Orange’. A simple blog post reading “#july2015” was enough to kick off the frenzied panic among the tweeting masses, with some frothing-mouthed fanatics even going as far as to hound Ocean’s own mother for information until she made her Twitter account private.
It has now been almost four full months since the album – thought to be called ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ – was first expected to surface and the fans are restless. As one tweeter put it, “Frank Ocean still not dropping his album is why I have trust issues”. Ocean admirers-turned-laptop detectives have since taken any opportunity to figure out when we will be able to hear this mythical record.
Then, just a few days ago, a curious tweet emerged from Canadian producer A-Trak, reading: “Mark my words: in a few weeks u’ll hear a song called White Ferrari, I can’t tell u who it’s by but it’s the best thing u’ll hear this year.”
With many already reeled in, our intrigue was piqued even further when Rostam from Vampire Weekend – who has more recently penned songs for the likes of Carly Rae Jepsen, Charli XCX and more – chimed in to agreed knowingly.
— Rostam Batmanglij (@matsoR) November 24, 2015
This was evidence enough for many to think that Frank Ocean is set to drop a new song called ‘White Ferrari’. Case in point: see below.
@atrak FRANK OCEAN IS IT FRANK OCEAN?
— ?????? ???? ?? (@KurtisKolt) November 24, 2015
@atrak Frank Ocean back….
— Matt (@mrmperez) November 24, 2015
@atrak how much am i reaching by suggesting it looks like -rari on that chalkboard ? pic.twitter.com/FC50CNqIn7
— Natureboy (@gboludare) November 26, 2015
But where’s the actual proof that ‘White Ferrari’ is an upcoming Frank Ocean single? There’s not been much to go on, but a couple of clues found while searching through the deepest, darkest corners of the web (and with help from the rap sleuths at a Kanye West forum) point to it being a credible possibility.
A London promoter called Tremaine D Emory recently shared A-Trak’s original tweet, concurring that the song if from the yet-unheard “album of the year”. This gets interesting when you consider that, as one Internet user points out, Emory recently hosted a night attended by Ocean.
ALBUM OF THE YEAR https://t.co/2XvikiDKXe
— DenimTears (@DenimTears) November 26, 2015
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen the title ‘White Ferrari’ in relation to Ocean either, with a message board commenter claiming he had met Ocean’s cousin last month, who said that the album would be released in November and “told me to remember these words: White Ferrari”.
Again, this is far from concrete proof but we do know that Frank does love his expensive cars and even featured one on the cover of his debut mixtape ‘Nostalgia Ultra’.
Some individuals are so convinced of the theory that earlier today we received an anonymous email tip featuring this clearly very Photoshopped possible artwork. See below and keep your eyes peeled for this one.