James Blake, Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood Credited on Frank Ocean's 'Endless'
The long and at-times agonizing wait for Frank Ocean’s Boys Don't Cry isn’t quite over. Though the elusive R&B star eased some of the suffering with the release overnight of Endless, his so-called “visual album.”
Ocean began streaming the mysterious live feed on his Boysdontcry.co site late Thursday night (Aug. 18). Endless is now available to stream exclusively through Apple Music, and the digital music service has shared the tracklist and accompanying album credits.
James Blake, the London Contemporary Orchestra, Om'Mas Keith and Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood (on string orchestration) are all featured on Ocean's cover of The Isley Brothers' "At Your Best (You Are Love)". Arca has a programming credit on "Mine," Sampha appears on "Alabama" and Jazmine Sullivan contributes vocals on four songs. Ocean has piano, guitar and programing credits on the “visual album” and he’s listed as executive producer and creative director (see below).
Sources close to the artist confirm Endless is a separate album, which means the wait goes on for Boys Don’t Cry. Or whatever it will be known as. Various unconfirmed reports suggest Ocean will scrap the title.
Ocean's follow-up to his Grammy-nominated Def Jam debut Channel Orange was expected for release in July 2015, as teased in a cryptic post on his official site. The rumor-mill cranked into overdrive that he was going to second album on Aug. 5. It didn’t. But the buzz around Ocean and his new material was so great his debut returned to the Billboard 200 after a three-year absence.
Track list with credits pic.twitter.com/VwIJ8KM6AG— Antonio (@BruhManAnt) August 19, 2016