On April 7, Frank Ocean blessed us with the announcement of a new album. “I got two versions. I got twoooo versions,” he wrote on his Tumblr post. They were followed by hashtags (#ISSUE1 #ALBUM3 #JULY2015 #BOYSDONTCRY) that led us to believe a magazine would go with the album, which would both come out in July 2015.
“FINALLY,” we thought, as we cried tears of joy. It had been three years since his hit album Channel Orange and we were dying for some new music.
But take a look at the calendar, folks. It’s almost the end of July…
WHERE THE EFF IS THIS NEW ALBUM?!
And we’re not the only ones who have noticed this mysterious, missing album. The internet has been slowly losing its mind over this.
— BANTAyah (@AyahRazek) July 24, 2015
Frank Ocean has to be trolling at this point
— GOTH LORD (@WlZKHALlFA) July 28, 2015
Frank Ocean, where art thou album?
— deray mckesson (@deray) July 26, 2015
the amount of thirst for new frank ocean could quite frankly fill an ocean
— out here tryna ƒ(x) (@antiquation) July 30, 2015
Many fans are understandably angry.
FRANK OCEAN THE KINDA PERSON THAT SAY HE RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER AND AIN'T EVEN LEAVE THE HOUSE YET.
— nova universe (@rabbitsfeet) July 25, 2015
me trying to control my anger towards frank ocean. pic.twitter.com/MXbPasMUjx
— greg 08/06♌️ (@n9viv) July 30, 2015
Frank ocean ain't never gonna drop the album He fake Fake Ocean
— Nick (@Nick_MCMXCVI) July 24, 2015
Many are sad. Like, seriously bummed.
Frank Ocean is about to find out boys do cry if he doesn't drop this album
— Mikah (@TheMikah) July 21, 2015
An actual picture of me waiting for frank ocean to drop this album pic.twitter.com/1e7AjvyxnA
— meek's inside voice (@delafro_) July 20, 2015
And others have resorted to creating excuses and conspiracy theories. Some of them even make sense. (Or are we just that distraught that we’ll believe anything now? Who knows.)
For all we know when Frank Ocean said July he could've meant July 2020
— – (@VimtoGirl) July 30, 2015
The Dress that everybody thought was blue/black or white/gold was created by Frank Ocean so we wouldn't think bout that album
— Kuh-Reem (@WTFKAREEM) July 30, 2015
Nicki and Meek Mill tryna distract us from the fact that Frank Ocean's album is 2days late. We not buying it tho #FrankOceanWhereaIsTheAlbum
— Uche Odoh (@KingUcheOdoh) July 22, 2015
But perhaps he’s just waiting till the very last minute (second?) to drop this album. Yeah, that’s it. That must be the reason!!
bet my life insurance that frank ocean releases album at 11:59 PM last day of July
— teo (@TeoHalm) July 25, 2015
SOMEONE JUST TELL US THAT WE’LL GET THIS NEW ALBUM. PLEASE.