There’s an app for that
So, like we’ve mentioned before, Ocean fans may be taking it a bit too far since being heart-broken by Frank Ocean‘s delayed release. No one knows when the sophomore album Boys Don’t Cry will drop. All we have are speculations that there will be another chance of hearing his music in November of this year. It’s been a solid 4 years since his 2012 Channel ORANGE. Yes, people are not happy.
Fans have been meticulously watching his glacially-paced socials and his enigmatic site for even an inkling of notice for the production of this elusive project. Snapchat even made a joke out of him with their various filters on the day of the supposed release! All of the hints and clues we have received have only come from images and videos on his site such as the “Date Due” slip and the Apple Video Live Stream of an empty warehouse with a saw machine and Godspeed-esque instrumentals.
He also has starred in Calvin Klein commercials and campaigns and has helped James Blake produce his album The Colour In Anything, and featured on a track off of Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo. Um, so where’s your stuff, Ocean? Even Dutch, electro-indie singer-songwriter MØ beat you by covering your own song “Lost.”
Though we’re all a little salty, fans may be pushing it a bit too much with their suggestions of kidnapping his little brother Ryan Breaux in exchange for the album, stalking Ocean on every social network possible, creating a diss album against the R&B artist, and now, an app that uses algorithms to track when his album will and does drop so that everyone will know IMMEDIATELY.
Hypetrak found that this one user, named Shahzeb Khan, created (650)82Ocean, an application that will alert you when the album is released by researching and analyzing a multitude of music-related platforms like Spotify, iTunes and also socials like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for Frank Ocean news and updates. When the service locates even a smidgen of hope or music from the artist, the program sends you a message with a link to the album.
The app is simple, you go to this site, and you enter your number, so that as soon as it locates the album’s existence to the public, it will send you a text! Already, this site has been recognized and featured on big publications like Vibe, Billboard, Hypebeast, Pigeons & Planes, and Time Magazine.
Is it creepy? Is it cool? You decide if you sign up for it or not.