Frank Ocean released 'Endless'—but the Real Album is Coming this Weekend

Frank Ocean released 'Endless'—but the Real Album is Coming this Weekend

Frank Ocean Premieres A Virtual Stream Of His Album

Frank Ocean Premieres A Virtual Stream Of His Album

Text: Emma Blanchard

Today, Frank Ocean fulfilled the promise he made to his fans four years back. He finally released an album; however, it was not the very highly anticipated album Boys Don’t Cry that was rumored to drop sometime this month (apparently, it's coming this weekend). Instead, fans received Endless, a 45-minute visual album. Shot in black in white, Frank is depicted working in a mysterious warehouse where he builds a staircase. While the camera angle rarely shifts, 18 tracks play back to back as he works tirelessly to construct the spiraled staircase.

Endless seems to encourage the viewer to appreciate the process of creating something; yet, Ocean doesn’t actually finish the staircase by the end of the film which leaves the viewer with a few questions. Is this a subliminal message about our painful, long wait for the album? Is this the same music that will appear on Boys Don't Cry? Or is it truly a separate project? The mysterious Frank Ocean once again, leaves us confused but intrigued.

Endless is available on Apple Music here. The track list is as follows:

Device Control (written by Wolfgang Tillmans)

At Your Best (You Are Love) (The Isley Brothers Cover)

Alabama

Mine

U-N-I-T-Y

Ambience 001: “In a Certain Way”

Commes Des Garcons

Ambience 002: “Honeybaby”

Wither

Hublots

In Here Somewhere

Slide on Me

Sideways

Florida

Deathwish (ASR)

Rushes

Rushes To

Higgs

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