Frank Ocean’s new album might never arrive, but if it does, a new website will be sure to let you know with a text.
Shahzeb Khan, a computer science and engineering student at UC Davis, created a service that will shoot fans a message when the highly anticipated Boys Don’t Cry drops. All you have to do is input your phone number on the (650)82OCEAN website.
“I’m home for the summer and, like everyone else, I’m a huge Frank Ocean fan and I’ve been anticipating the album and checking up on blogs and websites constantly, and there’s been radio silence,” he told Billboard. “I just got tired of refreshing my browsers all day.”
Ocean has been teasing Boys Don’t Cry, which would be his first album since 2012’s critically acclaimed Channel Orange, for a few years now and hinted that it would arrive in July 2015. It didn’t, and in July 2016, he again hinted that it would arrive that month. Again, nothing emerged, although he did launch a livestream on the Boys Don’t Cry website Aug. 1 that some suspected was a lead-up to a release. The New York Times went on to report that the album was supposed to come out Aug. 5, but… well, you know the rest.
Check out (650)82OCEAN to sign up for updates here.