Frank Ocean has updated his website with what looks to be confirmation his long-awaited Channel Orange follow-up will be released this month.

The ‘Swim Good’ singer posted an image last night riffing on the ‘date due’ card in the front of library books, which shows all the previous dates the album was speculated to be dropping. The latest, July 2016, with the album’s much-rumoured title Boys Don’t Cry beneath it, suggests it’s imminent.


The news follows recent Twitter speculation that Ocean had given up music to become a nurse, after photos appeared online of him in medical scrubs. The pictures, however, are in fact from his video for 2011’s ‘Thinking Bout You’.

New music from Ocean has been much sought after even ever since his highly acclaimed Channel Orange album, released in July 2012 to rave reviews. Last year, the singer hinted that the album would be released in July 2015 under the title Boys Don’t Cry, only for the date to pass without incident. Reports over the past year have suggested that Ed Banger producer SebastiAn, Lil B and Rich the Kid have been working with Ocean, but there’s no confirmation whether they’ll be on the forthcoming album.

The singer was reported to have held a listening party in New York in February for the new record, with a number of since-removed SoundCloud and Instagram clips surfacing online of what sounded like two unreleased Ocean songs, one featuring a choir.



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