Per the NYT, “The release is also expected to include a major video and a printed publication called Boys Don’t Cry that will be distributed at Apple stores.” So last year’s promise of a zine is finally coming true as well. Def Jam has not confirmed the release, but the Times cites a source “with knowledge of the release plans.”
Friday’s impending album release kinda-sorta explains why Ocean launched a livestream today featuring some light woodworking and abstract instrumental music from a giant boombox. But only kinda-sorta. But honestly, who cares because Frank Ocean’s new album is only four days away!
UPDATE: It’s now Thursday night, and there are some new things happening on Frank’s livestream. The feed now shows him wearing what appears to be a David Bowie shirt while continuing his home improvement project. Occasionally, some new instrumental guitar music plays in the background.