It is no secret that Frank Ocean has been M.I.A. Many fans have given up hope; even forming social media groups dedicated to “Finding Frank.”
In 2012, the singer debuted a critically acclaimed album titled channel ORANGE which earned him a Grammy for Best Urban Contemporary album the following year. In the midst of his rise to stardom, Ocean came clean about his sexuality; the new found fame may have ultimately led to his departure from the public eye. Since 2012, Ocean has made unexpected appearances, from releasing snippets of songs to working on Beyonce’s surprise album. Reports said Ocean’s sophomore album Boy’s don’t Cry was going to be released in July of 2015 but as the summer came and went fans grew restless. In January of this year, Rich The Kid posted a screenshot of a FaceTime call with Ocean. Rich The Kid supplied fans with hope by telling XXL “I reached out to him. I called him on Facetime and I was like ‘where you at?’ And he was like, ‘I’m in L.A. at the studio and it’s time to cook.’”
Well dinner is almost served; Malay, a Grammy-winning producer and a prominent figure on Ocean’s team sat down with Pitchfork to hint at what’s heating up in the kitchen.
“When he’s ready, the world is gonna get it,” Malay remarked. “It could be tomorrow… well not tomorrow but maybe a month.” He laughed. “We’ve all been working hard. He’s been working super hard. I feel like he’s working harder than he’s ever worked in his life. I’m excited for everyone to hear it. I think people are going to be pleasantly surprised, for sure.”