Has Frank Ocean’s album been pushed back to this week due to ‘technical difficulties’?

'Boys Don't Cry' was expected to be released via Apple Music last week

Frank Ocean fans are speculating that his new album could drop later this week, arguing that its delay could have been caused by technical difficulties experienced by Apple.

‘Boys Don’t Cry’, the long-awaited follow-up to the R&B singer’s critically acclaimed 2012 debut ‘Channel Orange’, was reportedly due to stream via Apple Music last Friday (August 5). However, it never surfaced and no explanation was given at the time.

Rapper Travis Scott was also set to release his new album ‘Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight’ and livestream a performance of his song ‘Pick Up The Phone’ via Apple Music last Friday, with no sign of either on the day. Scott has now taken to Instagram to explain that these plans have been pushed back to this coming Friday (August 12) due to “technical difficulties”. See this post below.

Frank Ocean fans on Reddit have since suggested that Ocean could have experienced a similar technical difficulty, causing his album to be delayed. They believe that the release could too come this Friday.

Ocean’s album was first expected to be released in July 2015 but when it failed to surfaced, fans speculated that it would be released in July of this year instead.

However, there has also been speculation that the album could be released in November instead.

Earlier this week, the magazine expected to accompany Ocean’s album appeared to leak online.