After two weeks of nothing, the live-stream that abruptly stopped August 5 on Frank Ocean’s website is up and running again. FRANK WHAT’S GOING ON.
Mr. Ocean is building a staircase and playing snippets of music with actual vocals, unlike the last time when a nation watched with bated breath as he banged some power tools around and played us all by just looping the instrumentals off his extremely-anticipated album Boys Don’t Cry.
The Smart cookies over at The FADER noticed that the site had come back to life with music featuring the dulcet tones of his voice, the likes which we have not heard in four years. For those of you still staring at an Apple Music three month trial, wondering whether not to cancel, you’ll surely remember that his album was supposed to debut on August 5. We got a live-stream, featuring Frank and an electric drill, building some inscrutable structures, but when the clock struck midnight, Frank and any activity ceased.
Everything sounds beautiful, from the vocals to the production. If you’d like to spend the rest of your Thursday night watching a man test his building skills while listening to the first new music from Frank Ocean in four years, please hustle to the live-stream here.
Updated (11:41 p.m.)
Despite the fact that Frank Ocean is making progress on that staircase of his, the music playing on the site appears to be a loop.
Still! It’s new music. I’ve only played myself a little bit, but really, don’t we all do that every single day?
Updated (11:51 pm)
As Yoncé taught him, Frank Ocean has dropped Endless, a 45 minute visual album now available on iTunes.
Pitchfork reports that as per an Apple representative, “keep an eye out this weekend for more from Frank.” There’s no official word on whether or not Endless is in lieu of Boys Don’t Cry or merely a fun supplement, but either way, there is new Frank Ocean in this world and you can’t be mad at that.