The wait for Frank Ocean’s next album will end this summer. In a photo posted on his website and Tumblr, a Ocean is seated next to two magazines along with the message: “‘I got two versions. I got twoooo versions.’ #ISSUE1 #ALBUM3 #JULY2015 #BOYSDONTCRY.” Ocean’s reps confirmed to EW that he will in fact be releasing a publication called Boys Don’t Cry along with his third release (the first was his 2011 mixtape bow, Nostalgia, ULTRA) this July.
That would make it three years to the month since Ocean’s official major-label debut, channel ORANGE, landed in July 2012 — If you didn’t listen to “Pyramids” 10 times a day, then you didn’t subscribe to “carpe diem” that summer — and netted him a Grammy for Best Urban Contemporary Album, as well as a place on countless year-end top 10 lists, including EW’s own No. 1 spot.