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
10.23.17
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
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
Music

frank ocean fans record their own album because boys do cry

Super pissed kids.
Matthew Whitehouse
8.11.16
Music

frank ocean releases new… snapchat filters

This is not the release we were waiting for, Frank.
Matthew Whitehouse
8.5.16
Music

#fbf: it's 2012 and a pre 'channel orange' frank ocean is on the pages of i-D

“The core message of my music is to encourage people to think differently about their relationships. Not just romantic relationships, but as people, period.” As Frank Ocean prepares to drop 'Boys Don't Cry,' we look back to 2012, and the calm before...
Milly McMahon
8.5.16
Music

the best of frank ocean's tumblr

​There are long-awaited second albums, and then there’s Frank Ocean’s 'Boys Don’t Cry.' But while we’ve been waiting, he's been posting his thoughts on Tumblr. Dive into the Frocean...
Tessa Griffith
8.5.16