Although a release date for Ocean’s follow-up to 2012’s Channel Orange has not been confirmed, the singer posted an image of a library due date card with a series of dates listed – including a smudged July 2016 date. The page’s HTML code shows that the name of the new post is “Late.”
Curiously, the card lists the future date of Nov. 13, 2016 as well. Fader points out that some fans have speculated the November date could be for a magazine following the album’s release.
This theory goes along with an April 2015 photo that also seemed to tease a potential album release — which Ocean’s website just republished right below the new due date post. “I got two versions. I got twoooo versions #ISSUE1 #ALBUM3 #JULY2015 #BOYSDONTCRY,” wrote Ocean, who was pictured sitting with a pile of magazines titled Boys Don’t Cry.
Low-quality rips of what could be new Frank Ocean songs surfaced (and then disappeared) on the Internet in February after a supposed “very very secret listening party.”
NEW FRANK OCEAN THIS MONTH AND AINT NO ONE SAYING SHIT WHAT THE HELL pic.twitter.com/0KApX4acSJ
— Josh Staniszewski (@Staniswhatever) July 2, 2016