If Frank Ocean's latest post on his website is anything to go by, we're well within our rights to expect a third album in July, along with a magazine of the same name: Boys Don't Cry. People have been asking questions as to the whereabouts of Ocean's follow up to the critically acclaimed Channel Orange – this photo is confirmation of his next step.
Ocean uploaded a picture of himself next to a stack of magazines and albums with the words: "I got two versions. I got twoooo versions" and the hashtags #ISSUE1 #ALBUM3 #JULY2015 #BOYSDONTCRY.
A representative for Ocean confirmed to Billboard that July would see the arrival of a new record and a new magazine, but refused to confirm that the title for either would be Boys Don't Cry. One of the covers shows what we assume to be Ocean kitted out in racing-driver gear. The singer is known to have a big love for cars - maybe the mag will delve deep into his driving obsession.
In November 2014, Ocean dropped "Memrise", a track that lasts under two minutes, but captures Ocean's appetite for introspection perfectly. The production was more lo-fi that his previous work, with the vocals delivered robotically over slowly moving Wurlitzer chords. It was an intriguing glimpse into what may be to come from Ocean, but as yet there has been no confirmation of whether the song will appear on the new album.
Ocean was also slated to appear on Brian Wilson's new album, but the Beach Boy revealed that the two had struggled to reconcile creative differences. "Well, Frank Ocean didn’t want to do the song," Wilson told Vulture. "He wanted to do rap, so we cancelled him."
While there's an absolute army of people who'd love to hear an Ocean/Wilson collab, console yourself with the news that Ocean is definitely coming back this summer.