UPDATE (Aug 25): The album is no longer an iTunes exclusive. Blonde can also be streamed on Pandora now on this link. Pandora is starting to build up their strategy in fight against rival streaming services. They recently recruited Questlove as artist advisor and host for their new show Questlove Supreme.
Here we go!
After literally years of anticipation, Frank Ocean gifted fans with his visual-album Endless just a few short days ago but it also came with some news. He’d be dropping the real album on the weekend. The time has come.
As previously mentioned, the title is no longer Boys Don’t Cry and the album is now called Blonde. The single ‘Nikes‘ appears on it along with 16 other records. Below is the tracklisting and purchase link.
Online Blond Track List:
3. Pink + White
4. Be Yourself
6. Skyline To
7. Self Control
8. Good Guy
10. Solo (Reprise)
11. Pretty Sweet
12. Facebook Story
13. Close to You
14. White Ferrari
17. Futura Free
You can buy the new album on iTunes at this link.
Frank Ocean held surprise pop up store at select locations in New York, L.A., Chicago, and London where lucky few were supplied with copies of the Boys Don’t Cry Magazine (picture above). The Blonde CD is packaged inside but interestingly, the online and CD versions have slightly different track listings. ‘Mitsubishi Sony’ and ‘Easy’ are exclusive to the physical version while ‘Facebook Story’ is exclusive to the digital one.
Physical Blond Track List:
1. Pretty Sweet
2. Mitsubishi Sony
4. Pink & White
7. Skyline To
9. White Ferrari
12. Futura Free
Here are some lyrics from ‘Easy’ and ‘Mitsubishi Sony’:
Contributors on the album include Kanye West, Andre 3000, David Bowie, Jamie xx, Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé, the Beatles, and many more:
Frank also shared what looks like a section from his Boys Don’t Cry magazine on his Tumblr page:
There’s also this message for the fans:
I HAD THE TIME OF MY LIFE MAKING ALL OF THIS. THANK YOU ALL. ESPECIALLY THOSE OF YOU WHO NEVER LET ME FORGET I HAD TO FINISH. WHICH IS BASICALLY EVERY ONE OF YA’LL. HAHA. LOVE YOU.