The record is separate to the album formerly known as 'Boys Don't Cry'
Frank Ocean has released a mysterious new ‘visual album’ via Apple Music, entitled ‘Endless’.
The record features 18 tracks that were premiered via Ocean’s livesteam, which saw him complete the building of a staircase. Among the tracklist is a Isley Brothers cover.
Radiohead‘s Jonny Greenwood is credited as a string orchestrator on ‘At Your Best (You Are Love)’ while James Blake is credited for the synth on ‘At Your Best’. Arca, Sampha, Sebastian and Alex G are also credited on the album. Kanye West producer Mike D mastered the release.
Watch and listen to ‘Endless’ here.
The release appears to be completely separate to Ocean’s long-awaited new album ‘Boys Don’t Cry’. According to Rolling Stone, that will follow “this weekend” but will no longer be called ‘Boys Don’t Cry‘.
An Apple Music representative reportedly told Pitchfork to “keep an eye out this weekend for more from Frank.”
See the ‘Endless’ tracklisting beneath:
1 Device Control (written by Wolfgang Tillmans)
2 At Your Best (You Are Love) (The Isley Brothers Cover)
6 Ambience 001: “In a Certain Way”
7 Commes Des Garcons
8 Ambience 002: “Honeybaby”
11 In Here Somewhere
12 Slide on Me
15 Deathwish (ASR)
17 Rushes To
Fans have been awaiting the R&B performer’s new album ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ for some time. It was initially due to be released in July 2015 and then July of this year. The last due date to be touted was August 5, but again the record failed to materialise.
‘Endless’ is the first record to be released since the singer’s hugely acclaimed 2012 debut ‘Channel Orange’.