Frank Ocean has debuted a brand new look, however followers are lower than amused — as the one ‘new’ factor they’re seemingly in search of from the elusive singer is music.
After posting a selfie that exhibits he’s rising out his hair on Wednesday (January 31), followers clamored within the feedback for a brand new album as he hasn’t launched a full physique of labor since 2016’s Blonde.
Whereas some have been simply blissful to see the Odd Future singer, different feedback on The Neighborhood Speak‘s publish of the image included: “We don’t need lewks, we would like music,” “WHERE IS THE ALBUM,” and, “I’LL FEEL IT EVEN BETTER AFTER HE DROP A TRIPLE ALBUM TO MAKE UP FOR THE LOST TIME.”
Further feedback learn: “I didn’t even notice I missed this man till I noticed this photograph..,” “okay cool. the place’s the album frank.” and, “Does this imply new music although…!!!!!!!?????”
Take a look at the selfie and a few extra of the feedback under:
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Regardless of his lack of musical output, Frank Ocean has nonetheless been making streaming historical past.
In response to Frank Ocean Updates, a fan account on X/Twitter, the singer surpassed 14 billion streams on Spotify final month, which makes him the most-streamed impartial artist ever.
Followers hopped into the replies to salute Frank and predicted that he might return in 2024 with a brand new album.
“Frank is dropping subsequent 12 months because it’s a intercalary year too assume ab it he dropped 2012, 2016, wouldve dropped in 2020 however tragedy occurred, 2024 is a intercalary year too like,” they wrote.
Frank Ocean hasn’t launched any new materials since 2020 however was again within the studio in December the place he gave the impression to be having fun with himself whereas previewing some new warmth.
The primary clip shared discovered Ocean messing round within the studio with Olaolu Slawn’s son, Beau, earlier than transitioning to the Blonde singer head-bobbing and flexing his muscle tissue to his newest creation that includes him harmonizing over a slice of heat manufacturing.
The 36-year-old additionally made the Blonde vinyl out there for buy by his web site. The vinyl report, which comes with a foldout for the lyrics and a separate album posted, will price followers $65.
Because the hope for a brand new album from the previous Odd Future member stays sturdy, the tune preview got here a couple of month after Frank gave followers a glimpse into one other unreleased observe in November.
No tune title was revealed, however the snippet is 60 seconds lengthy whereas the total model seems to clock in at nearly 4 minutes.
Frank Ocean’s final album Blonde was launched in 2016, whereas his most up-to-date materials arrived in 2020 within the type of the singles “Pricey April” and “Cayendo.”