Frank Ocean may have another release date in mind for his new album Boys Don't Cry. Fans were disappointed when the Thinkin Bout You singer did not drop his follow-up to 2012's Channel ORANGE on Friday (5 August), but there is hope it could arrive in November this year instead.
Boys Don't Cry has suffered repeated delays since its original schedule date of July 2015. To tease anxious fans, Ocean, 28, published a library 'Due Date' card on his website featuring a list of various dates. On first look, July 2016 appears to be the cut-off but 13 November 2016 is subtly positioned among the previous entries.
Fans have also noticed the hidden date but are far from impressed with the long wait and continuing delay. One tweeted: "Set your alarms for November 13. That's the next date to be disappointed about no Frank Ocean album," while another commented: "Frank Ocean I can't wait until November, y u takin so long man."
Another weighed in: "That feel when everyone misunderstood Frank Ocean's announcement and the album is dropping November 13, 2016."
Rumours of an August release date first circulated when a source close to Apple Music told the New York Times that Boys Don't Cry would be released last Friday. The report was fuelled by a live stream, which was hosted by the music service on Ocean's official website boysdontcry.co. However, the video appears to be looped footage shot by videographer Francis Soriano with nothing more than an empty warehouse visible.
Along with the album, Ocean previously revealed he would publish an official Boys Don't Cry magazine. A digital version appears to have leaked on Tumblr with images including Ocean, 28, riding a tractor through the mud, a woman crying and a man with green hair placing his head in his hands.
Fans have been waiting for new material from Ocean since the release of his Grammy-winning debut album Channel ORANGE in 2012, which featured Thinkin Bout You, Pyramids, Sweet Life and Lost.