Apple releases new Frank Ocean album
NASHVILLE, TENN. >> Apple Music has released new and longawaited music from Grammywinning singer Frank Ocean in the form of a 45-minute “visual album.”
The company tweeted a link to the music video “Endless” by the R&B artist Thursday night. The link is available only to subscribers of Apple’s music streaming service.
The video shows blackand-white footage of Ocean building a staircase in a warehouse over new music, a different approach from the series of connected music videos that Beyonce released on HBO for her visual album, “Lemonade.”
Ocean is credited as the director of the video, and it features a version of an Isley Brothers song and guest musicians James Blake, Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead and the London Contemporary Orchestra. Ocean has been teasing information about his next album on his website boysdontcry.co, but representatives from Universal Music Group and Apple Music didn’t immediately respond to emails seeking comment.
Fans have been anxiously awaiting the 28-year-old singer’s first album in four years.
Ocean’s widely acclaimed debut album, “Channel Orange,” was released in 2012. The record featured the hit song “Thinkin Bout You” and earned him two Grammy Awards, including best urban contemporary album.
Ocean is known for his previous association with the alternative hip-hop group Odd Future. He has also written songs for Beyonce, Justin Bieber, John Legend and Brandy.