The magazine was released to accompany his new album 'Blonde'
Fans queued up outside a central London newsagent at 2am this morning (August 21) to pick up a copy of Boys Don’t Cry, the free magazine Frank Ocean has produced to accompany his new album ‘Blonde’.
The magazine was made available earlier this morning at pop-up shops in four cities: New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and London. After Ocean shared the London location on his Tumblr, fans dashed to a newsagent on Charlotte Street, W1 in the hope of grabbing a copy.
Billboard reports that the magazine features short stories, interviews with Lil’ B and Om’Mas Keith, a pitch for a TV series, photos from a fashion shoot and several poems written by Ocean, as well as one penned by West.
Comments on Twitter suggest that as many as 1,000 fans may have joined the queue outside the London newsagent, though not everyone was lucky enough to secure their own copy of the magazine. Check out fans’ tweets from inside and outside the pop-up shop below.
Following the unveiling of his visual album ‘Endless’, Ocean has today dropped ‘Blonde’, a 17-track album that features the likes of Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar and Andre 3000. Physical copies of the album are contained within the magazine packaging, but Blonde is also streaming on Apple Music.
It includes new single ‘Nikes’ and also credits such big name contributors as David Bowie, Kanye West, Jamie xx, The Beatles, Brian Eno, Pharrell Williams, Elliott Smith, James Blake, Yung Lean, Tyler, The Creator and former Vampire Weekend member Rostam Batmanglij.
It is not yet known what parts most of these artists played in making the record. However, lyrics from Elliott Smith’s ‘A Fond Farewell’ feature in the track ‘Seigfried’ and The Beatles’ ‘Here, There, and Everywhere’ is quoted in ‘White Ferrari’.