A Reddit user claims to have discovered PR information that suggest Frank Ocean has been working on a novel alongside his new album
Those keeping a keen eye on Frank Ocean’s movements may have noticed that the speculated release date for his new album Boys Don’t Cry came and went this weekend without so much as a peep from Ocean himself. Speculation around the release of Ocean’s long-awaited new album arose last week when Ocean shared a library due date card that showed the date 9 July 2016. Now, it seems, that library card may hold more significance than we’d previously realised, as one eagle eyed Redittor points out.
The Reddit user, pilotjoness, says they went digging in the source code of Calvin Klein’s website and found a bio for Ocean which suggests he has been working on a novel alongside Boys Don’t Cry.
The full bio reads:
“Frank Ocean is one of the most artistic and enigmatic musicians working today. Though it has been more than four years since he released his debut studio album, ‘Channel Orange,’ interest in Ocean hasn’t waned. Instead, it’s increased.
He is known for being a perfectionist, and a pursuant of creativity in all forms. He resists pressure and follows his own vision. He has published a magazine and worked on a novel while continuing to perfect his highly anticipated second album.
Ocean shuns interviews and social media, and prefers instead to speak through his work. He has said that when it comes to understanding music, the most important thing is to just press play.
Ocean is a powerful storyteller, using his own openness and honesty to create an emotionally intimate world in each of his songs. With his craft, his aim is not money, power, or fame, but to grow, progress, evolve and eventually be the absolute best.
So while he continues to work on that, we’ll continue to wait, as long as it takes, because when Frank Ocean does something, he does it right. The wait will be worth it.”
With this knowledge, plus the imagery of the library card, we reckon pilotjoness could be on to something here…