Despite several false starts, Frank Ocean‘s highly anticipated sophomore album Boys Don’t Cry could be seeing the light of day this Friday. The New York Times reports, per a source, that the project will be an Apple Music exclusive for “only two weeks before becoming more widely available” and will be accompanied by a video and publications to be sold at Apple stores.
Since the release of his 2012 Grammy-nominated Def Jam debut Channel Orange, the singer has become a sort of recluse, making rare appearances via Tumblr or on select collaborations like Kanye West‘s The Life of Pablo cut “Wolves” and James Blake‘s “My Willing Heart” and “Always” (Ocean was credited as a songwriter) from Blake’s The Colour in Anything album.
Ocean’s follow-up LP was expected for release last July, per a cryptic post on his official site showing an image of him with two stacks of magazines. “I got two versions. I got twoooo versions.’ #ISSUE1 #ALBUM3 #JULY2015 #BOYSDONTCRY,” he wrote.
However, in the wee hours of Monday morning (Aug. 1), Ocean then shared a mysterious live stream on the site — hosted by Apple Music — that showed the crooner chipping away at an unknown project.
Reps for Apple Music and Ocean’s label did not immediately respond to Billboard‘s requests for comment.