boys dont cry

the sounding off issue

exclusive: "it came to me in a dream" – frank ocean creates a visual essay and pens personal letter

The generation-defining artist shoots two covers and a 32-page portfolio for i-D, and writes about peace, love, and Szechuan sauce.
i-D Team
12.25.19
News

frank ocean just dropped lots of 'blonde' merch

All they want is Nikes... and custom 'Blonde' tees.
Francesca Dunn
Frankie Dunn
11.25.16
Culture

wolfgang tillmans on working with frank ocean and returning to music

Following a weekend of surprise releases and explanations, the celebrated visual artist and beloved i-D contributor talks Frank-ly about working with Ocean, the sounds and politics behind his 'Device Control' EP, and his upcoming exhibition plans.
Steve Salter
8.23.16
Music

8 things to know about frank ocean's long-awaited album(s)

From the contributions of David Bowie and Gang of Four to Ocean's Tumblr essay on the lengthy but freeing creation process, here are eight bonus facts to enrich your listening experience of the overdue and outstanding release.
Hannah Ongley
8.22.16
Music

read poems by kanye, tyler, and frank ocean from the 'boys don't cry' zine

If you didn’t get your hands on a physical copy of Frank Ocean’s album-accompanying zine, no worries — the lucky few owners have been snapping away on social.
Charlotte Gush
8.22.16
Music

frank ocean drops new album 'blond' — listen here

'Blond' (FKA 'Boys Don't Cry') has arrived! On the cover: the man we've been waiting for, hair a vivid shade of Ryan Lochte green and photographed by Wolfgang Tillmans.
Tom Ivin
8.22.16
Music

watch frank ocean's tyrone lebon-directed video 'nikes'

Celebrating and questioning our brave new world, Frank just shared the powerful visuals for his first 'Blond' track, 'Nikes.'
Tom Ivin
8.22.16
News

read kanye west's oddly inspiring poem about mcdonald's here

The unconventional pep talk might just be the highlight of Frank Ocean's zine: "Everyone was jealous of them French fries, expect for that one special guy. That smooth apple pie."
i-D Staff
8.22.16
Music

frank ocean releases 45-minute visual album ‘endless’

Jazmine Sullivan, Sampha, Arca, James Blake, Wolfgang Tillmans, and the London Symphony Orchestra all feature on the project.
Emily Manning
8.19.16
Frank Ocean

frank ocean appears to be streaming new music on his website right now

At last.
Emily Manning
8.19.16
Music

everything we know about frank ocean’s long awaited album ‘boys don’t cry’

After four years of leaks, live streams, library cards, and still no album, here's what we found in our eternal search for 'Boys Don't Cry.'
Emily Manning
8.16.16
News

new service will text you as soon as frank ocean's album drops

If texting is still a thing when that happens.
Hannah Ongley
8.11.16
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