They’re all eagerly awaiting a July album drop and simply can’t handle the suspense.
Back in April, Frank Ocean used his Tumblr to announce a July release for his new album, as well as a magazine, but two-thirds of the way through the month, and there's still no sign of it - something that's driving his dedicated fans crazy. They're clogging up Twitter counting down the days until the end of the month, posting dodgy links to fake leaked albums and speculating about the date the record is getting dropped. There are also rumours that the track Ocean recorded for Django Unchained - and didn't make the soundtrack - is going to appear in Jake Gyllenhaal's upcoming boxing movie Southpaw instead. Here are some of the stressed out souls who need the Boys Don't Cry (supposedly the album name) in their lives, stat.
"stop playing with us" @PRAYINGFORHEAD
"waiting on frank ocean like…." @stfujosh
"this album be longer than black church." @b4squiat
"If Frank Ocean doesn't drop his album I'm going to hunt him down and ask him why he's hurting me like this." @TheThirdPew
"i mean its timeless but we really are desperate lol" plus a meme stating "I'M STILL BUMPING SWIM GOOD IN 2015 I DON'T DESERVE THIS."
"The suspense for the new Frank Ocean album is messing with my soul. It's almost 7/20." @_aspiringadult
And then there's this pessimistic fan: "bet frank ocean didn't even record the album. bet he sleep right now with his unfrosted poptarts right tf now. unbothered. im mad" @KylieeTheMonkey
For the full thread, head here and see that the thirst - and the pressure on Frank - is real!
Photography Andy Holmes